There are many choices available today and searching for the right benchtop can turn out to be a daunting experience. For example, you might want to make a style statement by choosing marble benchtops that are eye-catching and stunning. On the other hand, you might be looking for something that requires low maintenance and is durable.

Certain things need to be taken into account. What you select will affect not only the aesthetics of your kitchen but also your kitchen’s performance and how much maintenance and cleaning will be required.

To help ease the process, here are some insider tips on choosing the right benchtop style

Budget : If you are looking for a cost-effective option, then laminate kitchen benchtop is what you need. However, it is moderately durable and very hard to repair. The most durable and aesthetically pleasing benchtop material is natural stone. On the other hand, granite is expensive. So, deciding your budget first will narrow down your options.

Function : Ask yourself how you want to utilise your kitchen, how often you cook, what type of cooking you do and whether you are a fastidious cleaner or not. All these things will help you decide how durable the material needs to be. For instance, if you love throwing parties often and cleans the next day, then marble is not the right choice for you as it is a porous material, which makes it extremely vulnerable to etching, marking and staining.

The Materials that you can consider are :

  • Granite
  • Engineered stone
  • Solid timber
  • Marble
  • Laminate
  • Stainless steel
  • Concrete
  • Slab size

You will find benchtop materials in various thicknesses and sizes, and some of the materials will suit your requirements more than others. For example, if you require an oversized slab then you will be left with only two options; wood and metal benchtops. Even though you can extend the other materials but the joints of the slab will make them look unsightly.

Appeal : Once you are done with deciding the budget, function and slab size, it is time to choose the right material looks that not only adds value to your property but also blends perfectly with the rest of the house.

Custom Benchtops : You can get exactly the type of benchtop you are looking by speaking to your consultant and get custom made benchtops. No one knows how you store things or how you operate in your kitchen which is why custom benchtops are important. Need custom engineered stone benchtops? Get in touch with skilled professionals like Markwell & Swan.

Style : At the end, durability and functionality can go a long way, but before you make any decision, you can always consult the renovation experts or your benchtop supplier to match your needs and style. There are so many ways to incorporate your favourite stone kitchen benchtops into the popular style trend. All you need to do is select the theme that you are going with.  

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