What happens when you decide to give your kitchen a well-deserved makeover? Does frenzy ensue when it comes to choosing the material for the worktop, the accessories that need to be bought and the appliances that need to serviced or thrown away? Well, let us help you with one aspect of this impending makeover: composite kitchen worktops are an excellent way to give a new look to your kitchen and also to make it more efficient.
Why choose Composite Worktops?
A composite worktop is essentially quartz stone that has been ground down and mixed with resins to give it the appearance of natural stone and the added benefit of being tough and non-porous in nature. Quartz is one of the hardest stones known to mankind. Therefore when it is mixed with man-made resins what we get is an ‘engineered’ stone worktop.
What are the advantages of installing composite kitchen worktops?
Composite worktops come in a variety of colours and finishes
Because these worktops are engineered they can be pigmented in innumerable shades unlike granite and marble. You can get a composite worktop in lighter tones such as white and cream or in darker shades such as green and maroon. Moreover, because they are non-porous in nature their finish is generally even and polished. This makes the worktop look beautiful and makes it stronger as well.
Composite Worktops are Sturdier than Laminate Worktops
Although laminate worktops are engineered as well, composite worktops are stronger. They are far more durable because of the quartz content in them. The can withstand high pressure and heat as well.
Maintenance is Low
Because of their even surface and almost invisible joints, these worktops are easy to clean. You will need mild soap and a wet sponge to wipe the surface down easily. Moreover, because of their texture there is very miniscule chance of bacterial growth or insect infestation in the nooks and crannies of the worktop. This is not true for granite or marble which require resealing to as to eliminate the chance of bacterial growth.
These Worktops are Extremely Scratch-resistant
Owing to their consistent core and polished surface, composite kitchen worktops are nearly scratch resistant. And in case you do end up scratching the surface of your worktop while using a knife directly on it, it can be easily sanded down.
Composite Worktops Represent Value for Money
Composite worktops do not stain easily. Therefore, if you have accidently spilled some coffee or fruit juice or vinegar and even olive oil on it, fret not. Simply clean the surface with a mild detergent and a wet sponge. In case there is residue on the worktop from curries and other food ingredients, scrape off the top layer with a plastic knife and then loosen the rest of the tissue by soaking it in a mixture of mild detergent and water. You can easily wipe off the surface after letting it soak for some time.
Composite worktops will provide the appearance of natural stone along with the durability that comes with these worktops being industrially treated to make them stronger. We recommend installing a composite worktop in any kitchen when thinking of a makeover.