Kitchen Island Worktops – What Is the Best Option?

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Kitchen Island Worktops

When it comes to picking out the material and colour for your kitchen island worktop it can seem very overwhelming but first but there is no reason why it should be like this and you should always take your time in getting your decision right.

You have so many materials to choose from, whether you want to go for stone, wood, composite or metal there are a limitless amount of choices for you. Your kitchen island worktop is going to be used a lot as kitchens are naturally high traffic areas and they will be used for preparing meals, drinks, serving, entertaining and possibly dining so they will need to be able to withstand a high about of traffic, spillages, marks, regular cleaning and stains. Additionally, if you have children then it will also need to withstand them as they grow.
Kitchen islands are naturally going to be a focal point in your kitchen so you are most probably going to want it to complement your kitchen units, flooring, colour theme and accessories. Naturally, your kitchen worktop will become a key part of your kitchens design.

What Material?

Two of the most popular materials out there for kitchen island worktops are Granite and Quartz Stone, and with good reason to as they are both excellent and have very similar things to offer you and your home.


Granite is very popular for kitchen renovations as it is both beautiful and stylish. Not only that, but Granite is also associated with luxury so is often considered ‘top end’. The pros of Granite is that it is very hard wearing, antibacterial, heat resistant and extremely easy to clean.


Quartz Stone is a man-made, engineered alternative to natural stones and it is also just as popular as it is as well very beautiful in appearance. The pros of choosing Quartz Stone is that it is also very hard wearing, easy to clean, antibacterial and comes in a range of colours.

Finding Your Perfect Worktop

In summary, there is no correct choice for your kitchen island worktop, just the one that fits in with you, your style, personality, lifestyle and home. You need to consider which look you want, the upkeep particular materials will need, any long-term maintenance costs of re-sealing and whether this is a big no-no, durability and price.