Kitchen worktops take abuse on a daily basis. Corners get chipped and edging strips peel. Pans get banged on them and hot plates stood on them. Foodstuffs may be cut on them without the using a chopping board, and hot liquids from tea and coffee to hot oil and boiling water may be spilt on them. It’s not surprising standard laminated worktops begin to deteriorate so quickly. For longevity, consider a genuine stone, marble, quartz or granite worktop. Certainly, it will cost a little more, but you will recoup that in looks, and a hard wearing worktop which will cope with the abuse for years to come.
How to choose a kitchen worktop fitter?
Don’t just choose a company that supply off the shelf stone worktops. Pick one that will work with you, and help you turn your standard kitchen into the dream kitchen you’ve always envisaged. Real stone worktops have to be cut specifically to suit each kitchen they are fitted in. Not only does the length, width and depth have to be measured, but any discrepancy in the back wall also has to be taken into account. Something you won’t get when buying off the shelf.
Once you have stripped your kitchen back to the carcasses, good kitchen service companies like Shaw Stone will visit your home to discuss your kitchen refurbishment plans, and measure up for your new stone worktops. They will produce a template, manufacture your worktop, and return to fit it.
Stone worktops come in a variety of shades and materials, marble, quartz, granite, etc.
Kitchen fittings and accessories
Most specialist stone worktop companies don’t supply the kitchen cupboards, cabinets, doors or fronts. Many though, like Shaw Stone, supply a comprehensive range of kitchen fittings you won’t find in the normal DIY superstores, as well as genuine stone flagstones to provide that farmhouse kitchen look. Quality splashbacks, sinks and taps, if they suit your needs, all help make your kitchen that little more unique. Take a hard look at your lighting. Will downlights, spotlights, or under-cabinet lighting, improve the overall ambience?
When it comes to upgrading your kitchen, don’t just contact any old stone worktop supplier. Contact a professional kitchen worktop fitter, who will provide a worktop cut to exact specifications, and work with you to achieve that quality bespoke kitchen you’ve always wanted.