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.
Why choose it?
Laminate is wonderfully versatile, and can easily replicate more expensive materials – so you can get the look of a luxurious stone, such as marble, without the hefty price tag. It’s also heat- and scratch-resistant and is pretty easy to clean.
Bear in mind: The less expensive versions can peel, scratch and be damaged by the heat.