There are so many choices for benchtops in the kitchen, and the material you choose for your renovation can make a big difference in the new space.
11 Benchtop Options
- Engineered stone
- Solid surface
- Stainless steel
- Polished concrete
- Ultra-compact surface
Stone benchtops, for example, are famously easy to clean, and will last a lifetime. Best of all, stone is non-porous, so it resists staining and scratching.
Laminate has recently made a comeback, with many different styles propping up, and it won’t stretch your budget too much. Timber is another “old fashioned” style that’s making a comeback.
- Engineered stone — a mix of stone aggregate bound together with resin — is a sturdy choice for one of the most-used surfaces in your home.
- Timber can be a warm and visually appealing choice, but it requires periodic coatings of oil or polyurethane to protect it.
- Solid acrylic resin counter tops have the advantage of being easy to repair without a total replacement.
“If your kitchen reno is on a tight budget then laminate is your choice, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on looks”