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How To Select The Right Kitchen Benchtop

By November 22, 2019December 5th, 2020No Comments

Choosing the right benchtop can make or break your kitchen. We know how important it is to spend the time researching, testing, and ultimately matching the perfect benchtop to your dream kitchen. Collaroy Kitchen specialise in quartz, porcelain, granite, marble solid surface, timber and stainless steel benchtops to enhance your kitchen. Your benchtop is one of the most visually appealing aspects of your kitchen and takes up a lot of space becoming the biggest component of your kitchen. The first thing you need to consider is the material you would like and your price range. There is a range of different materials and each has an even larger range of colours to choose from, however identifying your benchtop budget will help eliminate those benchtops that aren’t appropriate.

Types of Benchtops

Stone Benchtops

Stone benchtops are the most aesthetically pleasing benchtops on the market. They are made of natural stone providing your kitchen with character. Every benchtop will receive a different pattern, colour scheme and design allowing your kitchen to look unique. The best advantage of a stone benchtop is how sturdy it is. This benchtop is very hard and will not crack or scratch. You can be reassured that this benchtop will last you years, and because of this, stone benchtops come at a big price.

Timber Benchtops

Timber benchtops may be a thing of the past, but they’re coming back in. A sleek, shiny timber benchtop matched with lightly coloured appliances, glass accessories or pale cabinets brings together to complete a vision. Timber benchtops adds character to your kitchen, incorporating a rustic feel. However, you will need to coat your timber benchtop in food-safe oil or polyurethane to protect the bench from food, oils, spills and stains.

Porcelain Benchtops

Porcelain benchtops are one of the most versatile and durable benchtops available. They consist of powdered clay, which is combined with coloured pigments at a very high temperature. They are also functional and can survive, spills and stains and once cleaned, they will look as good as new. Porcelain benchtops come in a variety of textures so you can decide between wood, concrete or a natural stone look.

What is the best benchtop for kitchens?

The best benchtop for your kitchen will vary for everyone as it depends on a range of factors. Are you renovating a kitchen for a residential or commercial space? How many people will be using the kitchen? Will there be a lot of cooking? Is your kitchen a common area where everyone can sit? Will there be a lot of harsh impacts on the kitchen bench? These are just a few factors which must be considered before identify what will be the best benchtop for your kitchen. If you’re after looks, we’d suggest a stone benchtop, but if you’re after practicality, quartz or porcelain is the way to go, however, if you’re renovating a kitchen for an office space, you can decide between porcelain, , stone or even a stainless steel benchtop.

How much does it cost to replace kitchen benchtops?

Again, this will also depend on what type of benchtop you choose. It will also depend on how much benchtop you require, whether you’ve chosen a waterfall feature or various materials for your bench space. For the exact price, contact Collaroy Kitchen on (02) 9972 9300

What Is The Most Affordable Benchtop?

The most affordable benchtop is standard range quartz.

Benchtops change the whole look of your kitchen, and that’s why we’re here to help you decide on the perfect benchtop best suited to your needs . We will identify the right benchtop that will not only look great, but go well with your new kitchen cabinets. Contact Collaroy Kitchen today on (02) 9972 9300.

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