Wood and laminate kitchen worktops are staples within many modern and traditional style kitchens today and are available in a variety of finishes, grain patterns and tones. Whilst solid wood worktops are durable and have natural anti-bacterial properties, laminate kitchen worktops can provide the same design effect as more expensive worktop finishes including solid wood and granite.
Solid wood worktops are warm and mellow, as well as durable and low maintenance. They contain natural anti-bacterial properties which makes them hygienic and eco-friendly.
To prevent damage, simply apply a thin coating of oil twice a year when water droplets lie flat rather than bead on the surface of your wooden worktop. Should you accidentally burn the surface, remove any marks by sanding along the grain and then oiling the affected area. Wood worktops work well with co-ordinating traditional kitchens or contrasting sleek designs.
A popular option as they offer the best value for money, laminate worktops are the top choice for hard working kitchens as their durability makes them resistant to bumps and scrapes. The water-resistant feature expertly creates a protective barrier that prevents any underneath cabinets from possible water damage. Laminate kitchen worktops come in a wide range of colours and textures with many providing a close mimic of the more expensive worktops. Functional and affordable, laminate worktops are a durable choice as they can withstand high temperatures and require minimal maintenance, which makes it ideal for busy family kitchens.