Kitchen Benchtops Melbourne - Select Kitchens

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Kitchen Benchtops to suit all styles

The most used surface in any kitchen is the humble kitchen benchtop.

Cutting food, preparing ingredients, washing up, helping your child with homework, used as a temporary home office, beers with mates & wine with guests, it’s an area for both function & communal use. 

Any kitchen renovation & design needs a benchtop that fits all of the functions of your kitchen, whilst adding to the style. 

Granted, not all kitchens have the same functions and needs.  Some homeowners need benchtops that go well with an open concept kitchen where the kitchen and the living room match in style. Others will need a durable benchtop for chopping vegetables and meats for their own dining needs. Finally, as all renovation budgets are different, so are the cost of benchtops.

Whatever your needs are, we can find the perfect benchtop fit for your kitchen’s style & your lifestyle needs. Our factory can make all benchtops that are popular choices on the market

Not exactly sure what you need from your benchtop or? Learn how to make the right kitchen benchtop replacement with a little more information about them. Check out our guide below.

Laminate Kitchen Benchtops

For a sleek, natural look, look no further than a laminate benchtop.

These surfaces are made of natural, durable materials. Scratch-resistant, with the ability to take hard hits with no damage. In addition, they’re an inexpensive benchtop option.

Some laminate benchtops are anti-bacterial, moisture resistant and extra durable. This will ensure a benchtop that lasts whilst being a safe environment to cook your food.

Laminate benchtops are also difficult to stain and can have an abrasive-resistant glass added.

Of course, these benchtops won’t quite look like the real thing and they won’t last quite as long as other types of benchtops. If you do happen to scratch the surface, bacteria can live in the cracks. You want to make sure to clean up all moist areas, especially around joints where the paint might peel. For extra precaution, use a cutting board and clean up puddles.

Stone Kitchen Benchtops

Stone offers the best qualities from solid surfaces to natural swirls to natural stones like top quality granite. Granite, marble kitchen benchtops do look stunning and are highly durable. It is scratch-resistant and makes for cutting board in a pinch, though you will not want to rely on it as your sole cutting surface.

If you take care of your stone surfaces, they’ll last you a lifetime.

Similar to solid surface materials, this material is great for choosing the right colour and pattern for your kitchen. It can be customised and comes in a variety of colours already so that any kitchen can use reconstituted stone benchtops.

Remember that these stone slab pieces are unique and are therefore more expensive than other options. You will also have to seal the stone to prevent liquids from getting between the cracks.

Marble and granite benchtops are also susceptible to chipping. As these stones are naturally cold, be careful not to place any hot pans on them. They might crack.

Engineered Stone Benchtops

This type of stone varies slightly from the stone we previously discussed. It’s made from 95 per cent quartz and resin, which gives it a dazzling look. It might just want you to need to put that sparkle in your kitchen. It is also non-porous, which means your liquids will not get trapped into cracks and crevices. It doesn’t need sealing, and the surface is heat, stain and scratch-resistant.

As pretty as it is, engineered stone is naturally flawed. You might have a hard time picking out a good stone that will match your home. Be careful as the sides are easy to chip in, and the benchtops are often more expensive to repair. As with the regular stone, don’t put hot surfaced on this benchtop unless you want to crack it.

Concrete Kitchen Benchtops

A versatile, dependable option, concrete benchtops have recently come back into style. Because these are handmade, you can choose just about any style or customisation option available. They feel natural and will last forever if you take care of them properly.

This option can also be very expensive since it’s so customisable. Make sure you tell your kitchen contractor if you decide on concrete benchtops because they are heavy. You will also have to seal these benchtops often because they get stains. Keep all hot surfaces on a hot pad and your benchtop will serve you well.

Timber Kitchen Benchtops

No other benchtop appears as warm and as inviting as solid timber benchtops. This natural look is usually associated with the classic country look where scratches and abuse enhance the look. Modern decorators are using timber benchtops to offset the hard lines of their design.

At Select Kitchens, we do carry a wide range of timbers, suiting all kitchen styles & designs.

Because of its natural look, timber is soft and susceptible to damage. Though light damage does enhance the look of the timber, you do not want to keep dropping sharp knives and other blunt objects on the surface. Timber is sensitive to hot dishes and cups so be wary when putting them down on the counter. The wooden kitchen benchtop is also easily stained.

Stainless Steel Kitchen Benchtops

This sleek benchtop just screams professional. It’s a favourite among serious chefs. You won’t have any problems keeping the surfaces clean, and you can set both hot and cold items on the benchtop without damaging it. The look itself blends well with other materials such as stone, glass and timber so you can mix and match all sorts of styles in your kitchen.

The biggest drawback is that these surfaces show every mark and they’re easy to scratch. These form patina over time. Try a textured finish to try and hide these marks.

If you are looking for professional advice, call us now for free quotes.

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