Kitchen Benchtops: What’s Best for You?
One of the most exciting rooms to design is the kitchen, as there are so many opportunities to add your personal flair and up the luxurious feel. At the same time, kitchen design may be a bit overwhelming, thanks to the huge range of kitchen benchtops.
With such a variety of different colours and styles, how do you decide which kitchen benchtop ideas are worthwhile? The team at Nobby Kitchens is here to help! Let’s review some of the most popular kitchen benchtops, to determine which one is best for you in terms of style, durability, and maintenance.
Caesarstone benchtops are some of Australia’s most popular, particularly for homeowners wanting the look of stone kitchen benchtops with engineered quality and durability. Arguably the best thing about Caesarstone benchtops is their resistance to scratches and stains. These benchtops should last longer than natural marble or granite and can be easily cleaned with soap and water. Just keep in mind that Caesarstone is heavier and more expensive than other benchtop styles.
Timber is another trend in the latest kitchen benchtop ideas, thanks to the aesthetic appeal of this natural look. Timber provides a nice contrast to contemporary cabinets and tile backsplash, adding the perfect amount of texture and warmth to your family kitchen. However, timber does need more love and care to make it last, with sealing and sanding required to maintain the smooth, stylish surface.
Laminate benchtops are a logical choice if you’re looking for a more affordable option. These benchtops come in a great range of colours and styles, with stone and wood grain patterns available to mimic the look of more expensive materials. Laminate is susceptible to scratching and scorching however, and the surface is likely to lose its shine over time. That’s why the slightly more expensive option of solid surface benchtops is a popular alternative to laminate. The higher cost of solid surface benchtops comes with greater moisture protection and damage resistance, too.
Learn More About Kitchen Benchtops with Nobby Kitchens
Ready to get started with new kitchen benchtops to make your dream kitchen a reality? Contact Nobby Kitchens for more kitchen benchtop ideas or visit our Sydney showrooms today.