3 Things to Consider Before Choosing Kitchen Worktops

Picking a kitchen worktop that not only looks great but is also appropriate for you and your needs can be extremely difficult. Sometimes what you love and what’s suitable aren’t always the same, so it can be helpful to have an idea of what is crucial to consider before selecting your new kitchen worktop.

Here at RO Surfaces, we know just how much of a difficult decision it can be to pick a practical worktop for you and your needs which is why we have put together three important things you should keep in mind when choosing your perfect kitchen worktops.


For many homeowners, when they begin their search for the perfect kitchen worktop, their priority is how it looks. Although appearance is an essential aspect of picking a new worktop, it should not be the only thing you consider when making your final decision.

For example, although a granite worktop may look smooth and attractive in appearance, the worktop sealants do break down over time, and granite worktops will need to be resealed regularly during their lifetime to keep them in pristine condition. Therefore it is important to research the practicality of each worktop material you are considering. Just because something is aesthetically pleasing doesn’t mean that it will work for you and your lifestyle.


The overall aim of a kitchen worktop is not for it to just look good. It must also serve as a practical place to cook and clean. Busy kitchens can often take a beating, so it is important to know which worktops are the most durable and will hold up against stains, cuts, abrasions, heat, and everyday impacts. A kitchen worktop that is easily damaged can result in costly repair fees.

Quartz worktops are non-porous, hard wearing, resistant to heat and scratching. They also don’t require any sealing, which makes them very low in maintenance. Together with their aesthetic appeal, the high durability of quartz has made it a popular kitchen worktop choice for homeowners worldwide.

Long-Term Maintenance and Upkeep

To keep kitchen worktops in prime condition, some require routine maintenance and upkeep. Depending on your lifestyle, the maintenance of your worktops should be a major factor in which ones you decided to pick.

Busy families may not want a worktop that requires yearly sealing, such as granite, to prevent them from any damage/staining. For other homeowners, annual sealing and maintenance isn’t an issue.

At RO Surfaces, we are suppliers of worktops; our factory and showroom are located in Swalwell; however, we can deliver worktops throughout Newcastle and the whole of the North East. If you are interested in our expert stone services, please don’t hesitate to contact a team member. Our large selection of stones derives from all over the world, ensuring we have a product suited to everyone. Give us a call on 0191 4477440 or visit our showroom, Unit 2 Foundry Park, Swalwell, NE16 3DS.

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