What Worktop surface is best

What is the best worktop surface for the kitchen?

Choosing a kitchen worktop can be a daunting task, but don't worry - we've got you covered. Worktops must not only look good, but they must also work hard, so choose from natural, contemporary, and innovative worktop material, either alone or mixed and matched for additional style and performance.

Your kitchen work surface is the most important accessory in your kitchen design, and it's important to make sure that you choose the right one. With so many choices and styles, it's not always easy to choose.

Our comprehensive guide will help you in making the right choice for durability and the most resistant materials and help you answer all those questions such as; Is there a difference between granite and quartz?, What are the unique aspects of quartz?, What makes solid surface countertops so durable?, How long will a laminate worktop last compared to natural stone?:

Gemini Quartz Gemini Solid Surface Laminate Wood Granite Ceramic
Use Kitchen + Bathroom Kitchen + Bathroom Kitchen + Bathroom Kitchen Kitchen Kitchen + Bathroom
Duration Timeless Timeless Few years Few years Timeless Timeless
Heat resistance Medium Medium Low Medium High High
Stain and scratches resistant High Medium Low Low High High
Hygienic and dirt/bacteria resistant High High High Low High High
Maintenance Low Low Low High Low Low
Full Bodied Construction Yes Yes No (printed surface) Yes Yes No (printed surface)
Available Finishes Polished, Textured Silk Matt, Textured Textured Polished, Textured Polished, Matt
Design Customization available Full Design Customization Full Design Customization Limited Design Customization Limited Design Customization Full Design Customization Limited Design Customization
Maximum length without joins 3 meters No maximum: inconspicuous joins 4,1 meters 4 meters 2.8 meters 3.2 meters
Sinks AXIX, Belfast, Undermount, Overmount AXIX, Cast Corian, Belfast, Undermount, Overmount Overmount Overmount, Belfast, Undermount, AXIX, Belfast, Undermount, Overmount AXIX, Belfast, Undermount, Overmount
Price Medium High Low Low High High