Kitchens Worktops – From Natural to Man-Made
A kitchen is at the heart of every home, and kitchen worktops play a vital role. But with so many styles and materials to choose from it can be hard to make a decision. That’s why the team at Albany Kitchens are happy to offer all the help and assistance you need
What we do
We’ve been running our family business in Hertfordshire for more than a quarter of a century. That means experience comes as standard. We know a new kitchen is a big decision, and our aim is to make it as easy as possible. We’ll guide you every step of the way, making the journey straightforward and enjoyable.
From granite worktops to man-made or wooden worktops, we’ll help you find the perfect one for your kitchen.
1. Wooden Worktops
It goes without saying that wooden kitchen worktops are attractive, but they can look even better over time. There’s a natural warmth to wood that adds character to any kitchen. It’s also a material that blends well with any decor, and will withstand a lot of wear and tear.
2. Laminate Worktops
Laminate worktops are a great choice if you’re working to a budget, as they’re generally less expensive. But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. They’re durable and hard wearing, and available in a wide range of colours and finishes.
3. Glass Worktops
As well as being highly resistant to heat, glass is a wonderfully low maintenance material. It’s hygienic and easy to keep clean, and will give a stylish and contemporary look to any kitchen.
4. Granite Worktops
Non-porous and beautiful to look at, granite worktops are becoming increasingly popular. They’re hard wearing, easy to clean and will keep your kitchen looking elegant for many years.
5. Quartz Worktops
Made from natural quartz bonded with resins and polymers, quartz kitchen worktops are attractive and practical. Resistant to heat and scratches, they’re available in a wide range of finishes.
6. Silestone Worktops
Silestone is 90% natural quartz, and that makes it incredibly hard and resilient. You can choose from a range of colours and textures to suit your taste and your home. Silestone is also highly resistant to stains and scratches.
7. Dekton Worktops
Developed to mimic the properties of the hardest stone, Dekton is the perfect surface for busy kitchens. Not only is it incredibly durable, it can be installed in one piece with no cuts or joints. That makes it hygienic and low on maintenance, but high on sophistication.
8. Marble Worktops
Marble worktops need little introduction, and the beauty of marble will always be on-trend. It’s also highly resilient and resistant to high temperatures, making it the ideal kitchen surface.
9. Slate Worktops
Slate is a popular choice if you want to add a dash of contemporary style to your kitchen. Not only is it durable and low maintenance, it can also be cost-effective compared to other natural stone surfaces.
If you’re undecided about kitchen worktops, let our experienced kitchen consultants help you. For more information or advice, visit our showroom or contact us today.