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Material Options for Your Kitchen Worktops

Choosing the perfect material for your kitchen worktops can be a daunting task with the growing selection of options available and the unique benefits they offer.

At Bath Kitchen Company, we use a range of different worktop materials for our bespoke kitchens, ensuring that the material offers supreme practicality without compromising on aesthetics.

In this blog post, we’ll explore six popular choices for kitchen worktops, highlighting their unique features and advantages in both functionality and aesthetics.


Quartz worktops are a popular choice due to their exceptional durability and vast range of colours and patterns.

Engineered from natural quartz crystals combined with bonding agents, these worktops offer high durability, making them an excellent choice for functionality.

Quartz worktops are available in an array of different styles and colours, allowing the natural stone to be the centrepiece of your kitchen.

Benefits of Quartz

  • Functionality – Quartz is incredibly durable and resistant to scratches and stains, making it an excellent choice for busy kitchens. It’s also non-porous, which means it’s easy to clean and naturally resistant to bacteria.
  • Aesthetics – Quartz can offer the aesthetics of natural stone or offer more uniform appearances; making it an excellent choice for all styles of kitchen.

Take a look at a beautiful flecked quartz worktop that features in this modern classical kitchen.


Marble has long been associated with luxury and elegance and its distinctive veining and natural beauty make it a timeless choice for kitchen worktops.

Marble is a natural stone quarried all around the world, it is extracted before being cut, shaped and polished to deliver the beautiful final result.

Benefits of Marble

  • Functionality – While marble is softer compared to other materials, it is still extremely durable and its naturally cool surface is ideal for baking and pastry-making.
  • Aesthetics – Marble’s unique veining and wide range of colours, from pristine white to deep black make each slab a work of art; it is truly unique.

Take a look at a stunning Calacatta Viola marble which adorns the backsplash and breakfast bar of this modern Georgian maisonette kitchen.


Quartzite is a natural stone that emulates the beauty of marble with the durability of granite. It’s an excellent choice for those who desire a natural stone with superior durability and strength.

Quartzite is made from natural stone that begins as sandstone. The sandstone undergoes high heat and pressure, transforming it into a dense, hard stone.

Benefits of Quartzite

  • Functionality – Quartzite is incredibly durable and resistant to heat, scratches, and etching. It’s less porous than marble, which can make it be seen as a more practical choice for busy kitchens.
  • Aesthetics – With its natural beauty and unique patterns, quartzite provides a stunning focal point in any kitchen design.

Take a look at this Blue Roma Quartzite within a stunning grand shaker kitchen.


Concrete worktops have gained popularity in recent years for their modern, industrial look which can be tailored to fit a wide range of design styles, from contemporary to classic.

Concrete worktops are typically crafted from a mix of cement, aggregates, and water which can be finished in a variety of textures and colours. Pigments and additives may also be added to enhance appearance and performance.

Benefits of Concrete

  • Functionality – Concrete is incredibly durable and can withstand heavy use in the kitchen. It is also heat-resistant, making it ideal for cooking areas.
  • Aesthetics – One of the main attractions of concrete worktops is the versatility in design. They can be cast in virtually any shape, colour, and texture.

Take a look at this functional concrete worktop within a sustainable contemporary kitchen.


Porcelain is a relatively new player in the kitchen worktop market, known for its sleek appearance and impressive durability. Made from highly refined clay, porcelain offers a modern and sophisticated look.

Porcelain worktops are crafted by firing a mixture of natural clays and minerals at extremely high temperatures. This process creates a dense, durable surface that is resistant to heat, stains, and scratches.

Benefits of Porcelain

  • Functionality – Porcelain is highly durable and resistant to UV light, meaning the colour won’t fade over time. It’s also non-porous and easy to clean, requiring minimal maintenance.
  • Aesthetics – Porcelain worktops are available in a variety of finishes, including matte, polished, and textured.

Take a look at this stunning Dekton Aura porcelain worktop within a modern shaker kitchen.


Granite was once the go-to choice for kitchen worktops, prized for its durability and natural beauty. However, the rise of other materials such as quartz and marble have overshadowed granite’s popularity.

Granite is a natural stone quarried from large deposits around the world which is cut into slabs and polished to a high sheen.

Benefits of Granite

  • Functionality – Granite is extremely durable and resistant to heat, making it a practical choice for busy kitchens.
  • Aesthetics – Granite comes in a variety of colours and patterns and the natural stone offers natural beauty and a classic appeal.

Take a look at a practical granite worktop in this modern farmhouse kitchen which helps to blend the classic and contemporary styles.

Which Material is Right for My Worktop?

Deciding which material is right for your kitchen worktop depends on the qualities you are looking for.

At Bath Kitchen Company, we help you choose the perfect worktop based on your specific requirements, ensuring that your kitchen is both beautiful and functional.

Create Your Dream Kitchen Today

We believe that your kitchen should reflect your unique needs and ambitions, both functionally and aesthetically.

That’s why we design kitchens that reflect your unique desires, considering every element as an individual before bringing it all together.

When you’re ready to embark on this journey, give us a call or request a brochure. In the meantime, why not view a selection of the bespoke kitchens we’ve designed?