10 best kitchen worktops: buyer’s guide
Treat the hardest-working space in your home to a new look by swapping tired surfaces for one of the latest looks in laminate, wood and stone.
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Worktops can often be forgotten about or become an afterthought when it comes to updating your kitchen. However, surfaces are one of the best ways to add some style and colour, and help to bring the whole look together. So, we’ve summed up 10 of the best kitchen worktops on the market right now to inspire your kitchen redesign. But, before that, here are a few need to knows…
- Stone and solid surfaces need to be templated before installing, which takes 3-4 weeks. Laminate and wood, however, can usually be cut to fit on site.
- Bear in mind when choosing that an undermounted sink is not compatible with a laminate or timber worktop, as water ingress could damage the wood.
Hardwearing, low maintenance and right on trend, Altrock is a new take on terrazzo, handmade from 87% reclaimed and recycled materials including resin and marble chips, £300 per sqm.
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Both durable and characterful, solid wood is ideal for a farmhouse kitchen. Brimming with classic charm, this standard solid oak from Worktop Express will mature and gradually darken over time From £100 per m.
Lundhs’ Antique is a natural stone surface with a dark brown background, finished with clear blue crystals for a touch of sparkle, £970 per sqm.
Acrylic solid surface material Juniper is one of Corian’s popular Earth Heritage shades, featuring rich, veined textures and warm grey/brown tones, £310 per m.
Antigua Beach premium quartz from Radianz has excellent impact resistance and functionality, £280 per sqm.
Urban Concrete from HI-MACS by LG Hausys has the texture of raw concrete but with the smooth finish of this solid surface material, £300 per m.
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