Which Kitchen Benchtop Is Right For You?

The kitchen benchtop is a critical component of any kitchen renovation. Your benchtop will be the most used surface in your kitchen so it needs to be practical but also aesthetically tie together your kitchen design.

So with a range of kitchen benchtop options now available to renovators, which is the best material to choose from?


In our kitchen design predictions for 2017, we suspected that the humble laminate benchtop would make a return. Brands such as Laminex Australia have invested heavily in improving the look and feel of their laminate solutions meaning there is a great range of budget friendly kitchen benchtops in fantastic designs now readily available.

Engineered Stone

Engineered stone surfaces, such as Caesarstone, not only look great but are extremely versatile.   Due to the composition of engineered stone, these types of benchtops are generally quite resilient, can be ordered to shape and size and come in a stunning range of colours and designs.

Pictured Caesarstone in Nougat

From marble looks to concrete inspired designs, engineered stone will allow you to get the designer look that you want at a fraction of the cost.

Solid Surface

Consisting of a blend of natural minerals and acrylic, solid surface kitchen benchtops are non-porous and provide a durable finish. Solid surface finishes look fantastic,  are easy to clean and scratch resistant.

Photo Credit: CASF


We just love the look of timber benchtops but some carefully kitchen design needs to be applied with these benchtops. It is best to apply timber to low moisture areas and look for a timber that is coated to protect from stains, moisture and heat.

Want to discuss your kitchen design needs with an expert? Book a free kitchen design appointment with our team or visit a kitchen design showroom in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich or Newcastle.

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