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Features of a Good Kitchen Worktop


The list of materials used for kitchen worktops is endless, from wood and porcelain to granite and quartz.


Here at RO, we know that picking the perfect worktop which suits your wants and needs can sometimes be difficult, which is why we have put together a short guide of the best features we think makes a good kitchen worktop.



Durability - Granite, Quartz, Solid Surface, Concrete


Although the appearance of your worktop can be important for many, looks aren’t always everything and durability of the surface should take a leading role when choosing the best worktop for your home or business. Busy kitchens and high traffic areas are prone to wear and tear, which is why it is essential to look for a worktop that will last a long time.


Granite and quartz worktops are some of the toughest money can buy. They are not easily damaged and are very resistant against hot pans, liquid spillages, stains, cuts, abrasions and everyday impact. It should also be noted that granite does not deteriorate over time, unlike other materials meaning that it is unlikely that granite worktops will discolour or crumble in certain places.


Heat Resistant - Granite, Quartz, Stainless Steel


Your kitchen is probably one of the most chaotic rooms in your home, and with food preparation comes mess. Often what homeowners forget when choosing their perfect worktop is that it is not just stains they have to deal with. Occasionally it is all too easy to forget about the hot pan you’ve left melting into your surface after being distracted.


Therefore, your worktops must be heat resistant to prevent your kitchen from ageing and having the occasional burn mark. Granite is a popular choice of worktop for homeowners due to its timeless look and heat resistant properties. If you accidentally place a hot pan on your granite worktop, it won’t get damaged or weaken away.

Easily Maintained - Quartz, Solid Surface


Not every worktop is suitable for all household kitchens, and so it is not surprising that some worktops entail more maintenance than others. However, with so much already to do in your kitchen, busy homeowners need a worktop that would help lessen cleaning time and require minimal upkeep over its lifespan.


The perfect example of an easily maintained surface is quartz, a non-porous material that is immune to stains and never has to be resealed, unlike granite and marble. As a result, accidental spillages from cooking or everyday life will never affect a quartz worktop and instead can be wiped away easily, making them look new.


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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Unit 2 Foundry Park, Market Ln,

Swalwell NE16 3DS