Kitchen Worktops

There are many different types of kitchen worktops you can choose in your kitchen design, all with their own benefits and drawbacks. The choice of materials for countertops depends on your style, your kitchen budget and your individual priorities. Considerations such as durability, weight, look and price should all be factored in.

If you love the idea of a natural countertop in the kitchen, but don’t want to deal with the concerns of porous, easily scratched stones, think of dark granite. If money is not an issue, granite countertops are a good choice, especially if you want a countertop with a more natural look than typical quartz worktops.

Stainless steel looks good, and is a good choice to create an industrial aesthetic in your home but some may see it as too commercial looking. They are durable and hygienic whilst having the added bonus of being able to chop directly on the worktop without a chopping board.

Quartz worktops are relatively hard wearing, comes in a variety of patterns, colours and veining and is mid-range in terms of pricing.

Hardwood is another beautiful kitchen countertop material that is beautiful and eye-catching but requires regular maintenance and is only really suited to more traditional kitchen designs.

Porcelain products like dekton or neolith are very hard-wearing. They are heat resistant, scratch proof and stain resistant – perfect for kitchens where deep coloured spices like turmeric are being used. The cons of porcelain though, are that they are quite brittle (due to the way it is made) and more costly than other worktop options.

If you have a really tight budget, you might want to consider placing the countertop in a hard-working area like around the hob or range cooker. For example, you can install more expensive countertops in busy work areas such as the sink or hob, or mix and match them with cheaper countertops in other areas.

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Customer Reviews


What a wonderful experience from beginning to end. We certainly weren’t the easiest customers , we weren’t sure what we wanted or when ! However Donna, Richard, Rich and their amazing team guided us through the process with utter professionalism as well as warmth and patience. The results exceeded our expectations, particularly the attention to every detail. They wouldn’t rest until they knew we were happy with everything. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them or use them again.

Leighton Home Style

Thanks to all the team at The Woodworks for working with me on yet another great project.
Beautiful design managed and delivered on time and VERY happy clients

Look forward to our future projects together!

Alan Burton

Woodworks provided us with excellent service, from planning and design to finished kitchen

Build quality is excellent and it really does give the house the WOW factor

Our kitchen was part of a new build process for house we have built from scratch. Deadlines constantly moved, and Woodworks worked around everybody to get the job done on time and in full

After sales is very good, with tweaks to doors and cupboards all part of the service!

Sarah Innes

It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with The Wood Works. Our existing kitchen was 20 years old, and the layout of the room did not make use of the available space. Josh produced inspired ideas for re-designing the whole area, and really listened to what we wanted to achieve, patiently fine-tuning the plans to our particular requirements. We are now the proud owners of a stunning and practical new kitchen which has completely exceeded our expectations. When my sister visited for the first time, she said "it looks like the kitchen of a celebrity chef!" (which I am not). What a transformation. The Wood Works is a family-run business, and that really shows in terms of their professional service, quality of fittings, attention to detail, reliability and easy communication. Nothing was too much trouble. At the start of the project, Josh promised we would have our kitchen by Christmas. I was sceptical as we were in the midst of the pandemic, but they delivered as promised, with no hitches. Thoroughly recommend.


Brilliant Service!
They designed, built, and fitted my new kitchen.
Extremely happy and will be recommending to my friends and family.

Sian Baker

Over the moon with our new kitchen!
The design is exactly what we wanted, the fitters were excellent, and the craftsmanship is fantastic.
Everyone at The Wood Works helped to make the process as smooth and as easy as possible.
I would recommend them to anyone looking at getting a new kitchen.

Ruhel 4 November, 2021

We are delighted with the kitchen supplied and fitted by The Woodworks. The design, look and quality is brilliant. The designer (Tom Dodd), the project manager (Andy Neville) and the fitters were all brilliant. Always helpful and responsive. A really pleasing experience with Woodworks and a brilliant finished kitchen.

The design collated by Tom was brilliant and tailored brilliantly to our exact requirements.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Sue Finegold 22 December 2021

We have a beautiful kitchen of the highest quality The company are efficient friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
Richard and Donna designed everything for us to perfection. All their staff are really great.