How to Choose a Kitchen Worktop For Your New Home

Although websites selling new homes in Falkirk show most details such as price, area, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchen, garden, floor plan and even dimensions of all specific areas within the property. You find that there’s not much information about the features of individual areas. For example, you may not find details relating to doors, windows, floors, paint, and patios etc. You will learn about these features when you visit the property in person. Think of it this way;you are investing your money, the property is going to be yours. When everything is all about you, don’t rely on someone else when it comes to inspecting the property. It is good to hire a professional for a property inspection, but you must look over the property yourself to see that you are getting the things you want.

Anyway, let’s get back to the topic we are here to discuss. Look at the kitchen specifications when you are interested in a property. If the kitchen of the new house comes with a worktop, it would be helpful if you are more aware of the different types of kitchen worktops and what they mean in terms of value, durability, finish and maintenance. The kitchen worktop will also contribute to the price of the property. Don’t you want to ensure that you are getting what you are paying for? So, let’s see different materials used for making worktops and their respective qualities.

Butcher block

This worktop is suitable for both modern and traditional homes in Falkirk. Although a wooden worktop needs regular treatment, it offers a durable and hard surface for chopping and cutting.

Stainless steel

These kitchen worktops are durable, sleek and clean. The surface of these kinds of worktops are stain, heat and bacteria resistant. However, you will have to clean this surface on a regular basis. Otherwise, there will be smudges and fingerprints on the surface of the worktop. It is also expensive and prone to scratches.


This natural stone can be polished to a beautiful and glossy surface making it perfect for both traditional and modern kitchen designs. This is durable but porous and also expensive. This worktop needs occasional sealing.


Worktops made from this beautiful natural stone which is hard, long-lasting and also resistant to stains and abrasions. Granite worktops can hold up to heat. However, you will have to apply occasional sealing on the worktop. It is also an expensive option.

Solid Surface

These are non-porous, durable and almost maintenance-free kitchen worktops made from materials such as marble dust and polyester resins. These worktops come in a wide range of textures and colors.

The kitchen worktop is one of the kitchen features that are most likely to be ignored. However, when you are visiting one of the new homes in Falkirk, pay attention to this feature as well.



You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *