Kitchen Benchtops Brisbane
When you’re trying to select the right kitchen benchtops Brisbane for your new kitchen, it’s important to think about more than just the style you’re hoping to achieve. Benchtops materials will range in price from just a few hundred dollars per square metre up to thousands of dollars per square metre, so budget allowances should be factored in early on during the selection process.
You’ll also need to think about how you typically use your kitchen – are you a precise and careful cook, or are you slightly more haphazard when putting together a family feast? Some Kitchen benchtops materials will be more hardwearing than others, and some, while durable, will require regular ongoing maintenance that needs to be completed by a professional. To ensure you end up with a kitchen benchtop that suits not only your kitchen design but also your budget and your lifestyle, talk to the experienced kitchen designers at Craftbuilt Kitchens.
Homeowners now have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting a material for kitchen benchtops. Popular choices include laminate, granite, timber and engineered stone, while those seeking something a bit different can opt for polished concrete, marble or stainless steel. Each material has its own specific pros and cons, so it’s important to look beyond just the basic appearance of a benchtop material.
For many people, the word “laminate” may conjure images of the peeling kitchen cabinets in their childhood home. But the reality is this product has come a long way. Craftbuilt Kitchens only use high-quality laminate benchtops that are durable and manufactured using the latest technology. This results in a product that is heat and water-resistant, while also being less likely to stain or scratch. On top of that, they look fantastic, are available in a really broad range of styles and colours (including realistic imitations of natural products, like timber or stone) and are relatively quick and easy to install. These qualities make laminate a popular choice for kitchen benchtops in Brisbane.
Brands like Essastone and Caesarstone have become household names when it comes to engineered stone, thanks to their hardwearing and low maintenance benchtops. Somewhat surprisingly, engineered stone benchtops are actually more durable than those made out of natural stone and can be created in a more diverse range of colours and finishes. For those seeking a unified and elegant engineered stone finish, Corian benchtops are non-porous, can be installed with seamless joins, are available in a range of colours and textures (including a translucent option), and this product comes with a 10-year limited warranty.
Although not as commonly used as engineered stone, natural stone benchtops in Brisbane are still a favourite choice for those who want to add a luxury element to their kitchen. Natural stone benchtops aren’t as easy to care for as engineered products and require ongoing professional care to keep them looking their best. Some of the most commonly available natural stone benchtops are now made from granite, which doesn’t mark or chip as easily as other natural stones (such as marble).
Timber benchtops have been around for centuries…and for good reason! Timber benchtops are available in a wide range of colours and styles, from simple pine through to eco-friendly bamboo and durable hardwoods. Timber is a great choice for homeowners who want to add a bit of warmth to their kitchen design – it evokes images of rustic home-cooked meals and evenings gathered together as a family.
Concrete benchtops are a relatively new concept, but the polished finish looks stunning and provides a durable surface that is heat resistant. Polished concrete benchtops may be composed of a glass fibre reinforced aggregate mix or can be a solid slab of concrete that is poured onsite. Because each polished concrete benchtop is poured to specification, this can be a great material choice for anyone wanting a highly customised product.
Stainless steel benchtops are incredibly hardwearing and easy to sterilise. While they’ve always been a favourite of professional chefs, many home cooks are starting to appreciate the aesthetical and practical benefits of stainless steel benchtops. Stainless steel is an ideal material for use in kitchens that are aiming for an ‘Industrial’ or ‘Modern’ design.
With so many different products available, there’s a kitchen benchtops in Brisbane to suit just about every style and budget:
Most kitchen benchtops are made from hardwearing materials, but that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to damage. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to ensure your kitchen benchtops stays in optimal condition:
Book an appointment with us today or head down to our new modern kitchen design studio at 15/76 Old Cleveland Road, Stones Corner to start your kitchen renovations process with us!