GUIDE TO BENCHTOP SELECTIONS

ANATOMY OF A BENCHTOP

GUIDE TO KITCHEN BENCHTOPS

SURFACE EDGE DETAILS

LAMINATE

Advantages:

  • Cost effective
  • Easier to work with and lighter than stone – so easier to install
  • Quicker manufacture time and can be installed at time of cabinets
  • Great range of colours (can emulate natural stone, concrete or timber)
  • Range of finishes – Gloss/Textured/Matt

Disadvantages:

  • Not as durable as reconstituted stone or solid acrylic
  • Not always scratch resistant and cannot be repaired
  • Can swell if water penetrates any joins or substrate

SOLID ACRYLIC SURFACE

Advantages:

  • Made from a combination of acrylic copolymers and formed from a mould that can take any form or shape.
  • Versatile – Designs can be routed into it, and it can be illuminated.
  • Seamless – Great for long benchtops, where with laminate or stone, joins would be visible.
  • Homogeneous – The actual colour of the solid acrylic goes right through the product
  • Easy to repair if it’s chipped or scratched
  • Non-porous, hypoallergenic, and can be used outdoors.

Disadvantages:

  • Vulnerable to heat and strong chemicals
  • Costly
  • Needs to be constructed by an authorised manufacturer

NATURAL STONE

Advantages:
  • Unique (no two pieces are the same)
  • Choice of your own unique slab
  • Granite – hardwearing
Disadvantages:
  • Some natural stone is porous and doesn’t like acidity – particularly marble
  • Prone to Staining
  • Maintenance is also a consideration as it needs to be resealed regularly.

RECONSTITUTED / ENGINEERED STONE

Advantages:
  • Uniform appearance
  • Add value to your property when selling
  • Relatively stain-resistant and scratch-resistant
  • Good warranty on reputable brands
Disadvantages:
  • Not suitable for use outdoors
  • More expensive than laminate

MODERN KITCHENS NORTHSIDE

Modern Kitchens Northside are the go-to company for all your Brisbane custom kitchen needs with all of our kitchens built onsite to order by skilled craftsmen using quality materials. When we say custom we mean it, no matter the shape, size, colours and configuration your kitchen will be designed and built to fit your location. Everyone has different tastes or preferences, this is no different when it comes to your kitchen. We’ll help you obtain the kitchen that reflects you and the feeling you want to develop in your home. Got a kitchen dream? We can make it happen.

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“Well what can we say..MKN gave 110% in every way.

Every step of the process from MKN was professional and the finish was beyond my expectations. Such a breath of fresh air to deal with a reliable company that provides such a professional finish – that’s so hard to find in today’s market.

Communication was excellent from start to finish.
Highly recommend using MKN Kitchens!!

Geoff Sawyer – Google Review

We were looking at installing a new kitchen and MKN had been recommended to us by friend’s. From our very first phone call with MKN, to our new kitchen installation we found the whole process to be a breeze. They are professional and dedicated to giving you your dream kitchen. The design and cabinets are stunning and so beautiful looking. All the trades people involved were engaged by MKN and there was no hiccups with any of them. We love our kitchen and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend MKN.
Ron Leslie – Google Review
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