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How to choose your dream kitchen worktop in Aberdeen

When it comes to kitchen renovations, you want to create a space that is not only appealing to the eye but also has been specifically designed to fit your lifestyle needs. The material of your kitchen worktop will play a large part in the overall appearance and functionality of your kitchen, having to withstand everyday wear and tear including spillages and heat damage.

At North East Interiors, we have over 25 years of experience helping our customers across Aberdeen and beyond to bring their dream kitchens to life. Working to create a space that is effortlessly stylish yet practical, our friendly team are always on hand to offer their advice and support.

To help you on your kitchen renovation journey, we’ve shared 4 factors to consider when deciding upon your perfect kitchen worktop material…


When setting out to select your chosen kitchen worktop material, you should consider your lifestyle and how you will use the countertops, this will determine how robust the material may or may not need to be.

For example, whether you’re an avid cook who enjoys making meals from scratch or part of a busy household where multiple people use the kitchen at once, you will most likely need a worktop material that is durable and resilient enough to deal with frequent cleaning, spills and chopping.

Composite material worktops are a fantastic choice for those looking for a durable countertop. Typically made from a mix of natural quartz and binders, this material is sure to stand the test of time with its scratch and heat resistance surface. Additionally, known for their cool surface temperatures, quartz worktops are robust and perfect for keen bakers.

Alternatively, if you know that your kitchen is rarely used for cooking and instead hosting, then you could choose a material that is less resilient with a stronger focus on aesthetics.


Alongside practicality, you want a kitchen worktop that compliments the other design elements of your kitchen such as the flooring and cabinets. If you love the rustic look of country-style kitchens then you may want to consider a solid worktop such as walnut or oak - excellent for adding warmth and character to your kitchen.

However, if you’re looking for something more striking and sophisticated then natural stone is certainly the way to go. A clear favourite in the world of kitchen interiors in recent years, no slab of marble is ever the exact same as they come in a variety of different patterns, colours, textures and veining.

Similarly, granite is another excellent material that always seems to be on trend and caters to those with both traditional and contemporary design tastes coming in a classic polished or matt finish. Its easy to wipe surface makes it a great choice for families with young children, allowing for messy fingerprints to easily be wiped away.


Deciding upon the thickness of your kitchen worktop is probably not the first thing that pops

into your head when deciding upon your new worktop, people often get caught up with other factors such as colour and price however, the thickness of your worktop can impact the overall functionality and design of your kitchen.

The most commonly picked thickness with worktop materials is 20mm and 30mm which is typically seen in natural stone materials such as quartz and granite. The key difference between these two is that 30mm worktops will have the ability to take a greater load than a 20mm worktop.

For those who desire a cleaner and crisper look throughout their kitchen then worktops between 16 - 20mm may be best suited as they lend themselves to a contemporary style. If you’re looking for a worktop that will stand the test of time then you may want to consider materials such as laminate that generally have a thickness of 38mm or more.


Inevitably, one of the driving factors toward your choice of worktop material will be the amount of money you have available. From affordable materials such as laminate to more luxury options such as granite and quartz- what you choose will be driven by how much you are willing to spend.

For those who are looking to stick to a smaller budget then mixing and matching materials can be a cost-effective solution. Not only does this give you the opportunity to make the most of multiple materials but can also create a striking and unique appearance.

At North East Interiors, we offer a variety of worktops available at different price points giving our customers plenty of flexibility when it comes to choosing a worktop within their price range.

Speak to the experts

When deciding upon a new kitchen worktop, it's important to seek input from a professional as they can offer a fresh perspective on your kitchen project, helping to see past the original layout.

By popping into our Aberdeen showroom for a free consultation, our team will be able to help identify and walk through the various design options available. No matter what your needs, style or budget may be, our team are passionate about helping you create the ultimate kitchen space.

After spending time considering the factors above, you should now have a clearer idea on what kitchen worktop material may be best suited for you.


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