As a significant visual and functional part of your kitchen, kitchen worktops are essential, But what are the most important qualities your kitchen worktops need?

What are the important qualities your kitchen worktops need?

Kitchen worktops are an important part of any kitchen, but to make sure that yours meets your requirements, in the long term, it’s important to consider the qualities your kitchen worktop will need. These may include:

  • Durability- kitchen worktops endure heavy daily use, from cutting and chopping to hot pans and spills. As a result, kitchen worktops need to be highly durable and resistant to scratches, stains, and heat. Materials like granite, quartz, and solid surface are known for their robustness and longevity, and can be the best option in the long run.
  • Hygiene- when preparing food, kitchen hygiene is paramount. As such, kitchen worktops need to be non-porous and easy to clean. This is because non-porous surfaces prevent the absorption of liquids and bacteria, ensuring a safe food preparation area. Solid surface kitchen worktops are an excellent option for maintaining a hygienic kitchen environment, as these have no gaps or joins, allowing nowhere for bacteria to breed.
  • Aesthetic design- since kitchen worktops occupy a significant visual space in the kitchen, they should complement the overall design and style. Different colours and patterns are available, allowing you to choose the option that best suits your taste and kitchen theme. Solid surfaces can provide a large amount of choice in terms of colour and design.
  • Water resistance- water and liquids are found throughout the kitchen. And your kitchen worktop is not likely to avoid them forever. So in case of spills and leaks, its important for your worktop to be water resistant. This will prevent the water from causing any lasting damage.

Solid surfaces like Staron, Tristone and Corian can all provide the qualities you are looking for. Why not get in touch with the experts today, here at NJ Design, to find out more?