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Kitchen Bench Top Options

Kitchen Bench Top Options
04/10/2017 Hasl
In Kitchens

Kitchen Benchtop Installation Gold Coast Hasl Haus

Kitchen Bench-top Options

There are many options when it comes to choosing a bench top for your kitchen renovation. For Kitchen Benchtop Installation Gold Coast Hasl Haus giving you the ultimate finish for your kitchen renovation.
See how different benches compare, on price, appearance and type of material.

Engineered Stone

Engineered stone is a material made of crushed stone that is held together by polymer resin. The engineered stone bench top became very popular very quickly due to its favored appearance; allowing a generous variety of colour and patterns.

Engineered stone benchtops are an affordable and greener alternative to granite and marble, for those who still prefer a natural stone look.
The only disadvantage with an engineered stone bench top is the fact that it’s expensive however, with the material’s durability preventing scratches or any need for resealing, most would argue that it is worth the price.

Solid Surfaces

Solid-surface benchtops are made of a solid plastic block, so the colour and pattern are consistent throughout. Certain brands allow the material to appear like granite or marble. While considerably expensive, it is neither scratch nor heat resistant. However, the material is hygienic, easy to repair, resistant to stains and does not show any visible joins.

Timber

Timber has a uniquely ‘warm’ feel to it, is light, and can be shaped to suit any taste. Timber bench tops are prone to scratching, but they can also be sanded back and resealed fairly easily. Costs will vary depending on the type of timber you choose.

Granite

A granite bench top is known for its durability as it is relatively scratch resistant. Customers that prefer the appearance of natural stone can expect this bench top to be long lasting as the material is one of the hardest available – with some maintenance, you can expect it to look good for years to come.
Maintenance – will require regular resealing as the material is porous. Granite bench tops are also more expensive as a result of the quality in the material, however they are less than solid stone and roughly the same price as engineered stone.

Marble

While it may look classic and beautiful, marble lacks the durability of granite and has a tendency to stain and scratch. It requires a considerable amount of care, and is far more expensive than most other options.

Laminate

Laminate is still a very popular option, especially for those on a budget.
It is an Inexpensive option, along with a huge choice of colours and designs. Laminate bench tops are easy to maintain however they are difficult to repair, you can’t rest hot pans on or cut directly onto the surface.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is the bench top of choice in busy restaurants for a number of reasons — it’s easy to clean, hygienic and hard-wearing.
The newer brushed and textured finishes can also camouflage fingerprint marks to some extent. The price will vary depending on the thickness of the steel. Otherwise, this type of bench top is chosen specifically for its performance, not appearance.

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