Designing your new kitchen is an exciting and challenging step in home renovation. From the cupboards to the seating, there are a lot of decisions to be made. And you need to consider the practicalities, as well as the style and theme of your kitchen design. And this is especially applicable to your kitchen worktops. In fact, these are arguably the area that requires the most attention, as food prep is the main focus of a kitchen. From laminate to hardwood, there are a range of suitable options for your kitchen worktops. This includes stone. But what type of stone worktops should you go for, and what are the considerations? Well, here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen professionals. As a result, we have produced this guide to choosing a stone worktop.

Strength and durability

Your worktop needs to be able to take a lot of strain. From being hit with a knife, to accidental droppages, the durability and resilience of your worktop is an important consideration. In terms of natural stone, there is one clear winner in the strength category, and this is Granite. Formed inside a volcano, granite is impressively strong, and resistant to scratches and chips. Unlike slate which can be chipped quite easily.

Elegance and class

Marble is a material that screams elegance and class, and can be a perfect worktop material. However, it is incredibly difficult to maintain. It needs regular sealing to prevent stains and cleaning and polishing regularly to keep it looking so elegant. The same effect can be achieved with a lighter shade of granite, or even travertine, and this will require much less maintenance.

Colour and style

While granite is available in a range of shades from deepest black, to lighter tones, other stone worktops are attached to set colour options. These include Travertine or Limestone, which is perfect for lighter worktop shades and colours, and slate, for a rich deep colour.

In each of the above category, it is easy to see that granite is a stand out contender for stone worktop options. For more information or advice about using granite in your kitchen, get in touch with the professionals today, here at MLS Kitchens.

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