The worktop you choose will have a large impact on the look and functionality of your kitchen, so it’s worth asking some key questions before you decide. What look do you want to achieve? Would you prefer a smooth sleek finish over a rustic, characterful surface? How do you use your kitchen? Are you a cook who likes things kept out on the tops and strewn around or clean and tidy with everything in its place? Do you have a big, busy family? Enjoy entertaining? Or are you preparing meals for two? Asking these questions will help to determine how substantial and robust your worktop needs to be.
Consider mixing your materials. A neutral quartz to top perimeter cabinets and a statement veined piece on the island. Or a solid wood breakfast bar against a granite peninsular. Different materials can serve different culinary purposes and double as an effective way to visually define kitchen zones.
Below is a guide to the types of work surfaces we offer and the pros and cons of each. Ultimately, your choice will come down to how resilient you need it to be, how much maintenance it will need, and how it fits within the look of your kitchen scheme.