Popular Trends in Kitchen Worktops

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Are you planning to renovate your kitchen?

Have you decided upon the worktop material and design?

Choosing the right kitchen worktop is very important as it will determine the overall look and feel of your kitchen. Given that you'll be using your worktop to chop, cut, cook, and just about everything else you need to do in your kitchen, you must invest in the worktop that is both good looking and durable and long lasting.

Check out these popular trends in Kitchen splashbacks and counter tops.

Wooden Worktops

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Worktops made out of hardwood such as oak, cherry, mahogany, maple, teak and walnut lend a warm and sophisticated touch to the interiors of a kitchen. Wood possesses antibacterial properties which makes it a hygienic option for kitchen use. It is simpler to install and repair too. The only problem with wood worktops is that it gets scratched and stained easily and when exposed to water it can warp easily.

Stone Worktops

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Stone worktops look natural, beautiful, and are very strong and durable. Available in a variety of colors, textures, styles, and designs, stone worktops can fit both traditional and ultra-modern kitchens. Stone is virtually indestructible and is resistant to heat, mould, and mildew. But in case it gets damaged, it is difficult to repair it. Moreover, stone worktops are difficult to install. You need professionals to fit the heavy slabs of granite or natural stone worktops with help of carcasses.

Stainless Steel Worktops

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Though commonly found in professional kitchens, many homeowners are turning to stainless steel worktops to make their kitchens look ultra-cool and stylish. Worktops of any size and shape can be made with stainless steel. Your sink, splashbacks, and upstands can be integrates all into one unit to create a seamless look and feel. Stainless steel is very robust and tough and is resistant to stains and heat. The problem with these worktops is that scratches and grease marks show clearly on the stainless steel worktops.

Glass Worktops

They are quite popular due to the numerous advantages that they offer to the homeowners. Glass worktops offer a unique look to the kitchen. Available in a wide array of colors and textures, glass worktops can fit almost every décor needs and requirements. Since glass is translucent, light that falls on these worktops is immediately reflected and refracted, making the room appear larger and livelier. In terms of practicality, glass is hygienic since it doesn’t allow bacteria and viruses to grow. It is easier to clean and is tough and durable too. It can bear extreme temperatures and doesn't get mould and mildew. It is quite easy to maintain glass worktops and installation is also easy. In terms of cost, glass is affordable than most other worktops.

Editor's Note:

You might also want to take a look at this excellent guide to kitchen countertops at Drury Design.