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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Col. I live in Perth and I have a passion for construction. I am pretty useless when it comes to construction work so I tend to leave it to the experts. However, I find that there is nothing more pleasing than seeing a team of construction workers complete a job. Over the years, I have hired many different types of construction worker and they have all taken the time to chat with me. During these conversations, I have learnt so pretty interesting things which I will be exploring on this blog. Enjoy!

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You Need This Guideline When Choosing a Kitchen Benchtop

Ethan Burton

Undoubtedly, kitchens are among the most important and most utilised spaces at home. They are the one place everyone turns to when they want a snack, refreshment and food. Indeed, the kitchen being a go-to place for all your delicacies means that it is a hub of numerous activities. These things range from chopping fruits and vegetables, mixing drinks, placing cold and hot utensils on top of surfaces, among others. You need reliable kitchen benchtops that can withstand the hustle that goes on in the kitchen. If you want to install new kitchen benchtops for the first time, here is some information that you will find handy:

The Material

A reliable benchtop in all sections of your kitchen starts with choosing the right material for the job. You need something that will work for years without the need for frequent replacement and repairs. The following are some options you should shortlist:

Laminate – a laminate benchtop comes as a combination of a decorative paper fitted over a panel of wood. You can then use the wood panel to cover the concrete or stone working spaces in your kitchen. Laminate is budget-friendly, easy to maintain and aesthetically appealing. You can get the decorative paper in various colours. However, wood doesn't stand up well to scratches and impact.

Granite – you can also opt for a granite benchtop. Granite occurs naturally as a combination of feldspar and quartz. The combination makes it stand out as a sturdy but elegant material, something you should certainly have in your kitchen. The icing on the cake is that you can seal granite to improve its durability. It is worth the extra money you pay for during installation.


Many homeowners barely think about practicality when they are choosing benchtops for their kitchens. Benchtops might seemingly serve the same purpose, but users might think about the most prevalent conditions in their kitchens. For example, if you tend to place hot pans on top of surfaces in the kitchen, then a practical benchtop should be good at withstanding all that heat. Granite and stainless steel benchtops will not disappoint.

Aesthetic Appeal in the Kitchen

Your kitchen fittings should not come at the expense of a homely feeling. When choosing your kitchen benchtop, it would help to go for materials that match the existing themes in your kitchen or sections of it. If not, then you need to work with materials that allow you to use additional decorative covers or finishes.