Kitchen Fitting

Kitchen Worktop Buying Guide

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Looking to upgrade your kitchen worktops but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. With various kitchen worktop types and materials available, we’ve put together a guide of the best ones to suit a variety of styles and budgets.

In this guide, we’ll cover a range of kitchen worktop ideas that are available to you in-store and online. But if you still can’t decide – or are ready to make a start on your kitchen renovation – then you can also  book a free virtual design or showroom consultation to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible.


Laminate worktop surfaces are ideal for those who want to make a feature out of their kitchen worktops (but don’t want to break the bank).

From Golden Oak to Marble Swirl and Warm Earl Grey, we’ve got a wide variety to choose from, making it easy for you to identify the best kitchen worktop to suit your interiors.

Not only are they lovely to look at, but they’re resistant to wear and tear and available in a range of budget-friendly prices.

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Compact Laminate

Compact laminate is an even more hard-wearing material than standard laminate.

Featuring an ultra-thin design and 100% waterproof finish, compact laminate is a premium worktop well-suited to any kitchen, thanks to our multitude of stylish options.

For a sophisticated kitchen renovation, a new compact laminate worktop will give your space a whole new look.

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Solid Wood

If your aim is to add character, then solid wood is the best kitchen worktop material.

Whether your kitchen interior is traditional or contemporary, adding a solid wood worktop with distinctive graining and a durable finish will help to make your space feel luxurious.

While care needs to be taken with hot pans, solid wood surfaces can be lightly sanded to remove any marks.

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Looking for something a bit more premium? Our Maia worktop surfaces offer seamless joints and a silky-smooth finish to give your kitchen an elevated sense of grandeur.

A top-quality option, our Maia worktops are made from natural minerals for a beautiful effect. Suiting a variety of kitchen styles, these worktop surfaces are a great alternative to expensive natural stone and are also impenetrable to dust, dirt and bacteria.

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A contemporary and sophisticated choice, our Metis kitchen worktop materials are super thin with a sleek, stone-effect finish.

Featuring clever joints, the Metis collection makes the best worktops for upstands, breakfast bars and end panels. Robust and easy to clean, they will give your kitchen an elegant makeover at an affordable price. Browse the full range of colours available for your kitchen renovation.

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Practical yet premium, our Minerva kitchen worktop surfaces use state-of-the-art technology to deliver near seamless joints.

For a luxurious appearance and guaranteed durability, our Minerva collection is part of our high-spec solid surface range. Moulded to your specific size and shape, they come with a 10-year guarantee.

You can also go for the integrated sink option and choose from a range of bowl sizes and finishes to suit your style.

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Granite & Quartz

Available in-store only, both granite and quartz kitchen worktops are available in a wide range of finishes and can be expertly engineered to create a unique and very special worktop. For a true touch of luxury, book a free showroom design consultation in-store with one of our kitchen experts.


And there you go! That’s our guide to the best kitchen worktops. Don’t forget to share your favourite ideas and renovations with us @Homebase_UK on Instagram.




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