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Three things to consider when choosing a kitchen worktop

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Do you love cooking innovative meals for your family? Perhaps the kitchen is where you host your get-togethers, or it might serve as the place where you unwind after a busy day at work. Whatever you love to do in your kitchen – there’s no denying that it can be hard to decide on the décor that’s going to inspire you every time you enter the room.

Picking a worktop that not only looks great but will also be appropriate for your needs, can be difficult. What you love and what’s suitable aren’t necessarily always the same, so it can help to have some idea of what is important to consider before selecting your new kitchen worktop.

At The Marble Store, we appreciate how difficult it can be to pick a worktop that’s going to make your kitchen the heart and soul of your home – without breaking the bank! That’s why we’ve put together three of the most important things to consider when it comes to fitting new kitchen worktops.

1. Appearance

For most people shopping for a new kitchen worktop, the priority will be how it looks. We understand this, after all a kitchen worktop is a big investment so you want something that you’ll enjoy for many years to come. However, whilst appearance is very important, it should not be the only thing you take into account when making your final decisions.

For example, a white marble worktop may look timeless, elegant and the perfect match for your kitchen – but if you share your kitchen with little children (with sticky hands), and spend a lot of time getting inventive with food, then a marble worktop may have downsides that you haven’t considered.

2. Durability

This leads us nicely onto the second most important thing to think about – which is how durable your chosen kitchen worktop will be. Remember, a kitchen is not just for looking good, it must also serve as a practical place to cook, clean and spend time. A worktop that is easily damaged may quickly lose its aesthetic appeal and can result in a costly investment.

Materials such as Dekton are highly scratch and stain-resistant and are a popular option for families who intend on using their kitchen a lot. Whereas a beautiful quartz worktop may look the business, but is not particularly heat-proof and can easily be damaged in the process of cooking if proper care isn’t taken.

These things are hugely important when picking the ideal worktop for your kitchen, and we always advise you to seek expert advice before making any decisions.


3. Space

Without a doubt, this is one of the most overlooked aspects of fitting a new kitchen. If ignored it can cause a range of issues later down the line when it comes to getting the most from your space.

Do you intend on hosting in your kitchen? Serving and eating meals in there? Cooking large, extravagant dishes? If so, then you may be looking for an expanse of workspace to offer plenty of room. However, if you’re not likely to be spending excess time in your kitchen then the chances are you won’t require vast amounts of material, and so you can save money by avoiding buying unnecessarily.

When considering space, you want to factor in practicality, ease of use and how the overall finished space will look. If you are considering a bright and vibrant worktop for example but know you will require a large amount of it – then you may want to consider what that will look like. You may find that opting for something a little more neutral would serve as a better worktop solution in line with your specific requirements.

Let The Marble Store create the kitchen of your dreams

Whether you have an idea in mind or are starting from scratch with your kitchen, here at The Marble Store, we can help! Between our team of experts who have years of industry knowledge and our wide range of worktop materials, we are confident we can help you create the kitchen of your dreams.

Browse our collection of worktops, or give us a call to find out how we can help.




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