What Stone Material is best for my Kitchen Benchtop?

Engineered Stone Kitchen Benchtop

The two most popular and affordable types of stone benchtops are Quartz (often referred to as Engineered stone) and Granite.

Quartz or Engineered Stone benchtops contain crushed quartz mixed with resin in a ratio of 93% quartz to 7% resin. They are manufactured in a variety of different patterns and colors. Well known brands are Caesarstone and Silestone. Quartz countertops are now the most popular and sought after product when remodeling or building a new kitchen due to their easy maintenance, indestructible properties and vast colour choice. There are so many quartz brands that are on the market and prices can vary. We recommend that you be aware of the country of origin of the different quartz or engineered stone brands to help you make an informed decision.

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Granite benchtops are quarried directly from the earth as a single chunk. These benchtops are all natural stone that have been taken out as large blocks and are later cut into individual slabs and polished.

Kitchen Benchtop Colour Schemes

Choosing a colour for your kitchen benchtop can be one of the most challenging tasks. Unlimited choice can be paralyzing and prevent someone from making a choice to change altogether. That is why we offer a free consultation at your home so that you are able to see large stone samples in the comfort of your home under the unique light and shades in your kitchen. We know what colours look great and we can make recommendations for your home. Colours can take on different shades depending on the angle of light, intensity and also the colours that surround it and so it is important to know you are making the right choice for your kitchen.

Granite Kitchen Benchtop


 

What style of bench top are you wanting?

With so many bench top products and choices we have created a short video to help you know where to start when it comes to choosing your kitchen bench.  Please note that we have not updated all our videos to display our new brand name.  If you would like to find out more about our new brand name head to THE STORY BEHIND OUR NEW NAME.  Enjoy watching this video and if you have any questions or comments feel free to send us a message at the bottom of this page or give us a call.


 
To find out how to get your free colour consultation at your home give us a call. You can reach us at 0800 23 66 44.