Alternative Kitchen Worktops

What Are The Best Alternative Materials For My London Kitchen Worktops?

The kitchen is perhaps one of the most hi-tech areas of the house - indeed to provide a pun, it could be described as the cutting edge. This room can add the most value to your property and as such, many people opt for a high gloss, ultra-modern kitchen, to complement the aesthetic of their home. The most vital feature of the kitchen are the worktops, which provide an important functional use, but must also look stylish. When it comes to work surfaces, there is a plethora of alternatives available for varying budgets and tastes. Whatever option you decide upon, consider the uses of your kitchen as well as the look you wish to create before London worktop installation.

Best Materials For Worktops

In London, you have access to a ton of materials that make great kitchen worktop surfaces. Some of the more unique materials for counters in London kitchens include wood, steel, and ceramics.​

But how do you know which material will work best in your space? How do you know which is the most durable? Here is some of the basic info on the leading countertop materials so that you can choose the one that works best for your home.

Engineered Stone (or Quartz)

Quartz worktops, like Caesarstone and Silestone, are made of little bits of quartz mixed with a binder and then molded into worktop shapes. The result is something that looks like stone and is super-durable. If you like the look but not the maintenance of marble, this might be good choice for you.

Quartz worktops are also a good choice if you're going for a very minimal look, as there are options that are pure white or pure black, with no veining. The downside: engineered stone is one of the more expensive worktop options.

Laminate Counters

The cheapest option available is probably a laminate worktop, but unfortunately there can be reasons for that. Though laminate surfaces come in a myriad of designs, the quality can also vary greatly. Some laminates will be heat resistant and be completely waterproof, while the cheaper ones will mark easily and look cheap within months.

You could end up being surprised by your counter top if you choose laminate surfaces, but you’ll need to make sure you’re choosing a surface that can stand up to how you use it. Choose carefully if you are buying laminate, and have it professionally fitted to make it last longer and look better.


People love ceramic worktops because they’re versatile and hygienic. They’re also easy to match to a particular kitchen theme due to the variety of colors and textures available.

What makes ceramic different from quartz and granite is the fact that even though it’s harder than both, it can create a work surface with thickness as less as 10mm. This helps you get that clean, modern and refined look for your worktop and kitchen.

Glass Tops

Glass can add a lot of style to your kitchen, but you need to be careful not to have too many shiny surfaces. Glass is heat resistant, and impervious to water, making it a great kitchen surface, but it requires a great deal of cleaning to remove all the finger marks that it picks up, and can look terrible if scratched. There is no doubt that glass can look beautiful in a kitchen, and there is a good variety of colours and finishes available, to suit most tastes and colour schemes.

Once you’ve got a clearer image in your mind of you dream worktop, you can browse our collection at Topsco to find what suits your requirements – we’re sure you’ll see we have one of the best stone worktops collections in London. If you need advice, you can always request a quote from our experts who are dedicated to delivering you exactly what you want. Visit the website: for more information or call 0207 871 3090 to speak with a friendly representative today.

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