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Which is the perfect worktop for your kitchen?

A worktop can be hard to choose, here is our handy guide to help you pick... 

The Gosford kitchen

Premium laminate

The most cost-effective option for your kitchen work surface is laminate, and it’s safe to say that this type of worktop has come a long way in recent years. For a top quality surface, however, you’re best bet is a premium laminate which is more hard wearing than the cheaper option.

Kitchen at Maynard Park

Engineered stone

If you want a robust surface with an even and consistent colour, go for an engineered stone, such as quartz or Silestone. These worktops are made of at least 90% quartz mixed with resin, and come in a huge range of colours and finishes from matt and smooth to flecked and glossy.

The Earlsford kitchen

Solid surface

Solid surface worktops are made from a composite of materials – Earthstone, for example is composed of a chipboard core and acrylic outer layer. They come in a range of colours and can be installed so that the joints are seamless.

The Milldale kitchen


For a feeling of quality in your kitchen, a granite worktop should cut the mustard. It’s one of the most popular choices as it looks good in both modern and traditional cookspaces. As it’s a natural stone every piece is individual, and you can choose from a varied range of colours and patterns.

Affinity kitchen