What is the best kitchen benchtop material?

11 of the best kitchen benchtop materials

  • Solid surface.
  • Stainless steel benchtops.
  • Polished concrete benchtops.
  • Marble benchtops.
  • Granite benchtops. Granite makes for an exquisite and enduring surface for your kitchen benchtop.
  • Porcelain benchtops. Artedomus.
  • Bamboo benchtops. Bunnings.
  • Ultra-compact surface benchtop. Dekton.

What is the toughest benchtop?

Porcelain Panels – the strongest benchtop of all And because it’s so strong, it can be produced in thinner profiles than other benchtops – 6mm and 12mm, as compared to the standard 20mm.

How do I choose a benchtop material?

Budget: A lower budget will narrow down your options, while a bigger one keeps it wide open. Function: Ask yourself how you intend to use the kitchen, what type of cooking you do, how often you cook, and whether or not you’re a fastidious cleaner. This will help determine how durable the material needs to be.

Which one is better porcelain or granite?

Durability and Hardness As mentioned earlier, porcelain is stronger than the hardiest granite – almost 30% stronger in fact. Porcelain’s tough structure also makes it scratch resistant. You can even slice and dice food right on it without worrying about your knives damaging the surface.

Are acrylic Benchtops good?

Acrylics: Excellent for long bench tops where you want to avoid joins but be aware that it can scratch easier than concrete and stone tops. Concrete: Provides an industrial and contemporary finish but is at the expensive end. It can crack (superficially) and may stain if not re-sealed regularly.

Which countertop does not stain?

Quartz is the most stain resistant material because it is engineered with ground-up natural stone and resin. This creates a non-porous material that is highly stain resistant. Quartz is also easy to maintain as no sealer is required.

What countertop does not scratch?

Crushed glass counters don’t chip, scratch, stain, or burn. They’re nonporous, so they don’t need sealing, like granite. Crushed glass doesn’t fade over time, like quartz. If you place something heavy on the corner of a crushed glass countertop, it may crack.