How to choose the right kitchen worktop for you

Worktops are one of the unsung heroes of any kitchen. Not only do we expect them to handle all the daily wear and tear of kitchen use, but we also want them to look fabulous as well. Especially with the growing trend to use kitchens as additional living and entertaining space.

So if you are planning a new kitchen, it is really important to choose the right kitchen worktop for your kitchen. But how do you go about that?

Let’s take a look at some of the factors to consider when choosing your kitchen worktops, and a few of our favourite worktops here at Stone and Chrome.


Five questions to ask about worktops


When choosing your kitchen worktops, asking yourself the following five questions will help you to make the right decision:

  • Cost

For worktops you want to get the very best that you can afford. There is a lot of truth in the saying “you get what you pay for”. If you get the best quality that you can, it will pay off in the long run.

  • Durability

You want your worktops to last. So you need something strong and resilient. Worktops that will withstand daily use without chipping or cracking. Some worktops can be very easily damaged by food and drink spills, which is not what you need in a fully functioning kitchen.

  • Maintenance

Your worktops will look fabulous after installation, but how easy are they to keep that way? You need worktops that are stain-resistant, easy to clean, and will stay looking good for years to come.

  • The right fit

If you have either a large kitchen or a kitchen space with some awkward corners, you may need bespoke worktops. Worktops need to fit well to look good, and also to prevent you ending up with leaks and all kinds of other problems. It is false economy to scrimp on worktops that are simply not designed to fit your specific kitchen space

  • Style and colour

Last but definitely not least!  There is an abundance of choice when it comes to worktop colours and textures. So take your time to find the combination that is right for your kitchen. 

Greens and blues are very popular colours for kitchens now, and there is also a growing trend for two tone colours. You could choose black or dark grey worktops to accentuate these colours and add drama and depth to the kitchen. Or you may prefer to go for pale worktops to lighten things up. 

The two images below show examples of contrasting kitchen worktops by Konigstone. The first in Tungsten, and the second in Bianco Altissimo. 


Stone and Chrome kitchen worktops


At Stone and Chrome we love to work with natural stone or high quality man-made alternatives such as quartz for our work surfaces. These materials have the following advantages:

  • Resilient
  • Non-porous
  • Scratchproof
  • Easy to clean
  • Sustainable 

As well as this, stone and quartz surfaces have a seamless and contemporary appearance that just screams style. A perfect choice for your kitchen!



We have worked hard to build relationships with trusted worktop suppliers who share our vision and understand the quality that we expect and our customers deserve. Why not take a look at some of the wonderful ranges of kitchen worktops that we have available? 

These include:


Whichever kind of worktop material you choose for your new kitchen, we will always precision cut your worktops to your exact specifications to ensure the perfect finish for your brand new kitchen.


Stone and Chrome is open for business!


So if you are in the process of planning a new kitchen, make sure that you give your worktops the attention they deserve. As well as browsing through our kitchen gallery, why not pay a visit to Stone and Chrome’s Camberley showroom so that we can show you some examples of these products first hand?


We are now open for business, but need to limit the number of visitors at any one time, so would recommend making an appointment in advance. To do this, simply get in touch with us to arrange your visit to Stone and Chrome.


We look forward to meeting you and being part of your journey towards your dream kitchen.

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