Looking for new kitchen worktops, but you haven’t decided about the colour and material? Nowadays, there are so many options available, it is hard to pick the one that will be best for you. Therefore, it is best to inform about all the options available and choose according to your budget and style of use. If you follow these 8 simple steps for choosing kitchen worktops, you will be satisfied with your choice and enjoy it for a long time.
1. Consider the material
We offer granite, quartz and marble kitchen worktops with a wide range of colours to choose from. Each of these materials has its own characteristic and will add quality to your kitchen. Granite is known as the material that is highly scratch resistant and can handle high temperature easily. Quartz is known for its non-porous surface that is almost impossible to stain. Marble feels always cool to the touch, which is why it is good for busy kitchens.
2. Weigh the pros and cons of the materials
Each material comes with its pros and cons. We have already mentioned some of the pros, but the cons can be also a factor that can drive you off something. For example, granite and marble should be sealed annually, unlike quartz. On the other hand, quartz is more generic than the two.
3. Consider the overall appeal of your kitchen
If you are looking just to replace the worktops and not the whole kitchen, consider the overall atmosphere you want to achieve. If you want a more serious, contemporary look choose the contrasting colour for the worktops. If you like better romantic kitchens, choose a colour that is similarly toned to your cabinets.
4. Consider the style
Do you like more traditional or contemporary kitchen style? That can determine the style of your worktops too- if you like more a traditional kitchen style, choose the worktops with more details, and for contemporary style, choose solid or colours with fewer details.
5. Consider the budget
Some colours are rarer than others, which make them more expensive. On average, quartz is more affordable than granite and marble, but that is also determined by the colour of it.
6. Visit the showroom
If you have a list of top picks, seeing them in person can help you decide which one is the best for you.
7. Ask for free samples
You can take free samples with you to help you imagine how a certain colour and style will match with your cabinets.
8. Mix and match
You don’t have to choose just one colour for the whole cabinets- you can, for example, choose one main colour and one just for the kitchen island. Mixing and matching can give interesting compositions.