Do You Need A New Kitchen Worktop?
Your kitchen worktop is the most used surface in your kitchen. It’s where you prepare food, 3 times a day, every day. But when do you know when it’s time to replace?
In this guide we’ll be looking at key things to look out for, how to pick materials built to last and who to trust when buying and installing a kitchen worktop.
What To Look Out For
First and foremost, you need to look out for more obvious signs of wear and tear. It’s common for worktops to get stained over time and suffer from knocks and scrapes. This is especially true if your worktop is not made from stone.
You also need to think about maintenance. If you have not been looking after your worktop, with the appropriate agents, then it may be more susceptible to damage. Laminated, hardwood and glass worktops need frequent care to ensure longevity.
Choosing The Right Materials
As we’ve already touched on, the longevity of your worktop will depend on the material it is made from. Glass worktops look stunning, but can suffer from chips and cracks. Wooden worktops can be very homely, but are more likely to get stained.
Picking a stone for your kitchen worktop ensures a long life, due to its durability over several decades. It may cost slightly more for this material, but it’s worth paying more for a higher quality and longer lasting product. They’re also more easily maintained.
Choosing The Right Supplier
Picking the right materials is a crucial step, but it’s also crucial to choose a supplier that is right for you. You need to ensure that whoever you go to, they have plenty of experience, use the highest quality materials and offer fantastic customer service.
Here at CK Stone, we use high quality granite, marble and quartz for our kitchen worktops in Colchester and beyond. We have a wealth of knowledge with 35+ years of experience in the trade. We also offer free situ corrective work and chip repairs after installation. Contact us to find out more.