Kitchen worktops aren’t cheap, they’re a long-term investment and repairs are just as pricey. When you consider your kitchen counters, bear in mind whether you want a work-top that’s granite or marble, or laminated wood.
If you’re looking for the latter, you need to be quite careful when you use it. Wood isn’t as durable or heat resistant as stone, it shows scratches easier and suffers more when you don’t clean up spills and stains. On the other hand, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to color, grain and wood-type, which means you can go classic with a dark oak kitchen worktop, or you can choose a light beech to compliment your counters and the style of your kitchen.
What else is there? Kitchen worktops can be made out of a wide variety of stone, for example granite, which is usually dark with a white grain. You can choose the thickness of the worktop, and even the grain and the shade of black/grey, but that’s as far as you can go. You need to be sure that the type of rock compliments the theme of your kitchen, as if all your counters, floors and walls are white, then back might clash or look out of place.
Conclusion: Countertops can definitely compliment a kitchen, if they suit it. Durability, heat resistance and color need to be accounted for, as well as quality. Generally speaking if you want a kitchen worktop that’s going to last, then it’s going to cost you a pretty penny.