Laminate is one of the most functional materials for a kitchen worktop. The surface is hard and very easy to keep clean. De worktops are available in many colours, and in different price ranges, so you will always be able to find a worktop that goes great with your furniture, personal taste and your budget. If you want a designer look & feel, you can combine the worktop with a special edging like ABS or PP, which give the worktop a tough and tight design.
One of the most important aspects of ceramic worktops is that they are maintenance free. This is because they are heat, stain and scratch resistant and above all not poriferous.
The tight edges and smooth surface make this type of worktop very appealing to the modern consumer.
Composite stone mainly consists of Quartz, the same natural material we find in granite. This means that composite is also very hard and has a natural appearance. The difference is that composite isn't a purely natural product because binder resin and pigments are added. Herein also lies the biggest advantage of composite when compared to granite. The combination of minerals, resin and the production process result in a worktop that isn't porous and the pigments give a great variety of colours.
A granite worktop is a purely natural product. Just as the stone is when it's mined, it is used as the final worktop; no other elements are added or removed. This tough material isn't just indestructible, it is also very expressive. The patterns in a granite worktop vary consistently and the shades of colour change depending on the light. And because no piece of granite is the same, and the colours and patterns within one piece can vary, every granite worktop is unique.