Worktop is one of the most cardinal elements of any home kitchen. From the looks and design to the functionality and flow, a worktop exerts a major influence on several aspects of a kitchen. While there are plenty of kitchen worktop surfacing solutions such as laminate sheets, marble, or wood from which to choose, the superior quality and durability offered by the laminates are second to none. Greenlam, a brand of Greenlam Industries, India’s top laminate manufacturers, offers an extensive collection of HPL countertops that are perfect for both residential and commercial applications. Continuing on the subject, we present a simple list of four things to consider when selecting a kitchen worktop. Read on.
1. Cost and Affordability
Cost and affordability are two important factors that must be taken into consideration before zeroing-in on a specific surfacing solution. It is highly recommended to pick a surfacing solution that fits your budget, offers a huge selection of designs and colours, is easy to maintain, and looks appealing. Wood and stone worktops are a popular choice for a long time now, but their high maintenance and poor performance against moisture is a deal-breaker. Laminates, on the other hand, are a modern surfacing solution that offers great value for your money.
2. Ease of Installation
When it comes to choosing a surfacing solution for your kitchen worktop, it is important to also take the installation costs into consideration. Typical surfacing solutions such as marble and granite are heavier in nature, making them both expensive and time-consuming to install. Thanks to their light-weight, sturdy build, and high ease of installation, most laminate sheets can be installed by one person in a cost-effective and time-saving process. One can also find a plethora of online do-it-yourself resources for laminate sheets’ installation as well.
3. Care and Maintenance
Conventional surfaces such as granite and marble are porous in nature; in a high-moisture environment such as a kitchen, porous worktops tend to become a breeding ground for several harmful germs and bacteria. Wood worktops generally demand a great deal of care and maintenance through regular varnishes, polishing, and so on to restore their good-looks. Picking an easy-to-maintain surfacing solution that is inherently waterproof, and non-porous, and effortless is highly recommended.
4. Colour and Design Choices
Creating an aesthetically appealing yet functional kitchen worktop requires a carefully chosen surfacing solution that compliments the overall colour palette and design scheme of the space. If you are looking to create a subtle statement to make the worktop stand out from the rest of the kitchen decor, it is suggestible to choose a worktop surface that is a contrast to the rest of the colour scheme. Unlike conventional surfacing solutions, laminates offer a wide range of colour and design options to choose from.
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When looking for a durable, appealing, and an easy-to-maintain surfacing solution for your kitchen, you cannot go wrong with our HPL countertops. Besides being available in a variety of exotic colours and designs, our HPL countertops offer high dimensional stability, and exceptional resistance to moisture, abrasion and scratches. To learn more about our range of latest laminates, browse through our laminates catalogue. If you have any questions or to discuss your requirements, fill out our contact form or simply call +91-11-4279-1399.