Choosing the right kitchen worktop for your home renovation can be pretty confusing if you don’t know what are the options available. Selecting the wrong type of worktop might result in you paying more for a replacement or spending unnecessarily on a white elephant. Don’t worry, our team at Ban Yew has chosen 4 of the most common kitchen worktop materials available in Singapore and broke down the pros and cons for you.
Granite used to be really popular because it not just looks luxurious and makes your kitchen feel really premium, but it’s also highly durable and functions great as a kitchen worktop. Pros: Very durable and premium looking. High heat and stain resistance. Easy to clean. Cons: Most expensive in this list. Cannot be repaired when damaged.
Quartz is a man-made stone that has a high durability, much like Granite and is also scratch-proof. It comes in a wide variety of colours and there’s certainly one that matches your kitchen design. Pros: Very durable and premium looking. Stain resistant, easy to maintain. Wide selection of colours and patterns. Cons: Most expensive man-made material in this list.
Solid surface worktops are made mainly from plastic resin and can be formed to a variety of shapes and length. These also come in a wide variety of colours and textures and can also be found on study tables and window settee tops. Pros: Able to be moulded to fit design theme. Affordable pricing. Scratches and marks can be easily repaired. Cons: Prone to scratches and abrasions. Not heat resistant, so no placing of hot pots on its bare surface.
One of the latest innovation to kitchen worktops, KompacPlus are made of layers or kraft paper and resin and are only 6mm thick. KompacPlus comes in a variety of coverings that can look like natural wood or even stone. Pros: High heat, scratch and stain resistant. Non-porous so it’s easy to clean and hygienic. Waterproof and does not warp due to moisture. Cons: Pricing is pretty close to Quartz. Cannot be repaired when damaged.
We hope we’ve made it a little easier for you to choose the perfect kitchen worktop for your lifestyle needs. While you’re here, we’re still running our October Great Kitchen Packages 2018 where you can get a spanking new kitchen at a great price! Check it out here