What material should I choose for my kitchen worktops?

When choosing the worktops for your kitchen, there is such a variety of choice that it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start. In this short guide, we break down the main differences between the materials and tell you their main benefits & disadvantages to help you make your choice.

  1. Granite

Granite is a natural stone that is quarried from all over the world. It is an extremely hard stone and durable as a result. One of the best things about granite is that no two slabs are exactly the same; meaning that your kitchen will be completely unique. When choosing granite at World of Marble, there are a few things we can do to make the selection process a bit easier:

  • We would recommend coming down to our showroom where we have a huge range of slabs in the yard that you can view to help you make your decision.
  • We can arrange for you to visit one of our suppliers to reserve your slabs
  • We can bring slabs to our factory in Langar for you to view
  • After your templates have been created, we can arrange for you to place your templates on top of your granite to make sure you’re happy with how your kitchen worktops will look.
  1. Quartz

Quartz is a man-made stone that has been created to offer the durability and quality you’d expect from a stone worktop, with a uniform, stylish design suitable for modern kitchens. Every slab of Quartz is virtually the same, meaning that what you see in a showroom is what you’ll get in your home. We mostly sell quartz at World of Marble, including many brands of Quartz like Silestone and Caesarstone, and our own brand of Quartz – The Royal Collection.

  1. Neolith and Dekton

Neolith and Dekton are sintered compact materials produced at very high temperature and pressure; which makes them highly scratch, heat and impact-resistant. They are the only materials that we recommend the placing of hot pans onto, and they can also be cut onto (although you may blunt your knives!) World of Marble are approved fabricators of both of these revolutionary materials.

  1. Marble

Marble is one of the softer natural stones, and as a result it is more porous and not recommended for use in a kitchen. We would advise using marble in a bathroom or utility room setting instead.

Within these categories of material, there are hundreds of designs and colours to choose from as you’ll see from the product pages on our website. If you can make it down to our showroom in Langar, we’d really recommend coming to have a look and talk to us about your kitchen design. We can show you full size slabs of most granite and quartz, which will give you a much better idea of how it could look in your kitchen.