Kitchen Fitting

Kitchen Worktop Buying Guide

Kitchen Worktop Buying Guide

With so many colours, finishes and materials to choose from, there’s lots of ways to create a worktop with personality – even on a smaller budget.

Alongside our online and in-store worktop ranges, we also have a wealth of bespoke granite, Corian and quartz worktops available via special order. Book an in-store kitchen design consultation with one of our specialists to find out more. They will be able to take you through the full design process and help you make the most of your space.


  • Our granite, quartz and Corian worktops come with a 15 year product guarantee
  • Maia and Minerva worktops come with a 10-year product guarantee
  • Solid wood and laminate ranges come with a 1 year workmanship guarantee (when using a Homebase accredited kitchen installer)


Functional, chic, and good value for money, our large range of laminate worktops comes in numerous colours and finishes.

Simmer Ice Cream

  • Affordable
  • Wide range of colours and finishes
  • Resistant to wear and tear
  • Can withstand temperatures of up to 135°C
  • Premium laminate with a more detailed and textured finish is also available

View the laminate styles available and book your free kitchen design consultation.

Granite & quartz

A granite or quartz worktop glows with a lustre that makes it a work of art in its own right. Granting your kitchen unmistakable elegance when polished, its unfinished form also adds a natural, traditional feel.


  • Premium quality
  • Hand-crafted and hard-wearing
  • Long life, requires low maintenance
  • Resistant to chemicals, heat and water
  • No risk of spills seeping inside and causing damage or staining
  • Highly hygienic and resistant to a number of bacteria
  • Curved options available

To select and order your granite or quartz worktop, book your free kitchen design consultation at your local store.


A top-quality option without the high-end price tag, maia is made from natural minerals, giving you a beautiful yet incredibly durable worktop, with seamless joins and a silky-smooth finish.

Maia worktops

  • High quality
  • Impenetrable to dirt, dust and bacteria and easy to clean
  • Incredibly durable
  • Glass-effect
  • Curved options available
  • Free care kit

Click here to view the depths and colours available at Homebase.

Solid wood

Easy to cut and install, with a range of colours and textural patterns, solid wood brings traditional style to your kitchen. Solid wood will need regular oiling at first (weekly for the first 6 weeks), however after this initial period, oiling can be reduced to once every couple of months. Teak oil is ideal for this and should be applied using a lint free cloth in the direction of the wood grain. Oiling gives a stunning lustre to the wood and will beautifully scent your kitchen for a few hours after application.

Solid wood worktops

  • Natural warm feel
  • Very hygienic and resistant to bacteria
  • Wood colours mature with age
  • Scratches and marks can be sanded
  • Can be cut to any shape

View our solid wood worktops. Speak to one of our kitchen design consultants about bespoke options for your kitchen.


This practical yet premium work surface uses state of the art technology to deliver near seamless joins. A luxurious appearance and robust performance day in and day out.

minerva worktops

  • Gives the appearance of real stone
  • An affordable way to personalise your worktop – choose a shape and edge profile of your choice
  • Heat, scratch and stain resistant
  • No specialist installation required

View our Minerva kitchen worktop range.

Top tip:

View our handy guide to replacing your worktop before starting your DIY project. As always, ensure you follow the safety advice and consult a professional fitter if you don’t feel completely comfortable carrying out the job yourself.


An elegant, non-porous surface provides a stylish and hygienic finish.


  • Over 50 colours to choose from, including block colours and stone effect
  • Non-porous and hygienic
  • Highly versatile with the option to integrate sinks, splashbacks and breakfast bars
  • Inconspicuous seams



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