No one likes a cluttered kitchen. Kitchen benchtops will motivate you to maintain the cleanliness of your kitchen. They will also allow you to access your kitchen utensils easily, and you could also use the top for conducting your kitchen activities. This post will assist you in selecting the ideal kitchen benchtop.

Factors to consider when picking the best kitchen benchtop include: 


Good-looking benchtops are attractive, but they are more attractive when they complement the other aspects of your kitchen. You should also consider the fixtures, lighting, theme and colour scheme of your kitchen. You would not want to buy a benchtop that offsets the look of your kitchen. Polished concrete may look great in a minimalistic kitchen but may not blend well with a heritage house.


It would be wise to select a benchtop that is friendly to your budget. Different materials will have their unique price; for instance, natural stone (granite and marble) will have to be shipped, cut and then installed. When using stone, it would be wise to hire professionals. The laminate surface option is the most expensive. Therefore you should select a surface that favours your budget.


The market is full of various kitchen benchtops with different features. Although most are useful in cutting, meal preparation and storing, some offer more beneficial features than others. Some are more durable, while others are easier to clean. They are also those that are more scratch-resistant than others. Before making your choice, examine the practicality.


Kitchen benchtops come in several materials like laminate, marble, quartz, stainless steel, granite, porcelain, Caesarstone, timber, polished concrete and so on. Laminate is available in various styles and colours. Quartz material is non-porous and heat resistant. You should examine the pros and cons of each using material to see if it suits your needs.

Maintenance needs

Every benchtop requires some level of maintenance. Some will require expert maintenance and others you can maintain yourself. Stone surfaces may be pretty, but you have to seal them to avoid stains. Timber has various benefits, but you will have to treat it to resist moisture and heat. Ensure you comprehend the maintenance needs of each material before settling for it.

Wrapping it up

You will find most benchtops having a 3000mm by 4000mm sheet size. The longer benchtops will require joining. Ensure the join is hidden or inclusive of the design. The kitchen benchtop handles more works than other surfaces on the house. Therefore it would be prudent to consider not only the look but also the strength of the surface.

Consider talking with a remodelling contractor about which kitchen benchtop would work for you.