If you are having a new kitchen fitted or giving your current one a makeover, then you need to consider the look and material for your kitchen worktop.

Far from it just being a surface to place things or prepare food, it is also a huge part of the aesthetics for your kitchen. Here are some things to consider when making the choice:

What are the most resilient kitchen worktop materials?
There are many materials used in kitchens as worktops, but the two most resilient materials available are quartz and granite. They have scratch and heat-resistant properties and are easy to clean, plus they are available in a huge range of colours and designs. Both materials are widely used in kitchens.

What is the difference between granite and quartz?
On a basic level, granite is a natural material that is quarried and therefore has natural variations in its colour and pattern, whereas quartz is man-made from quartz particles and resin, creating a more uniform look and non-porous surface. There are additional subtle differences in these two materials, which the experts at Touchstone Worktops can guide you through to help you choose the right stone for your kitchen.


The Bianco Rivers worktop by Silestone

Are these worktops suitable for all kitchens?
All worktops are bespoke and made to fit your kitchen. Generally speaking, they can be installed onto any type of cabinetry from any manufacturer. After templating, every piece is cut precisely to size and the edge profiles and upstands, for example, are hand polished and finished to suit at Touchstone Worktop‘s factory in London.

Choosing your worktop colour
As with all design, the colours chosen for a space need to complement each other and your kitchen worktop is no different. Light colours combined with light colours can create spaciousness and a minimalist look, while darker colours can create contrast and warmer appearances. The choice is yours.

Touchstone Worktops is London’s leading provider of granite, quartz and natural stone worktops. The showroom is based alongside their factory in Acton, open to the public from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, and 9.30am-12pm on Saturdays. Touchstone Worktops is a Gold level Fabricators for the World leading brand Silestone by Cosentino and offers a full template and installation service throughout London. 

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