Kitchen worktops, or kitchen countertops, can come in a variety of different styles and materials. Learn about laminate and granite kitchen worktops with help from a home repair specialist in this free video on home construction and remodeling.
Hi, I'm Tim Gipson, I'm going to talk to you about kitchen worktops. Now kitchen worktops are just another name for a kitchen countertop, it just depends on what you're used to calling them. As you can see here, these existing countertops here are a laminate. This is your most basic countertop, they're very durable, stain resistant and as far as the amount of money to invest in them, you can get a - you can achieve a nice look available and a variety of colors and tones and so in a very cost-effective way you can get a very durable long lasting countertop. From there a lot - we go to solid surfaces which are becoming extremely popular as far as adding much more value and a nicer look to your kitchens. And for the solid surface worktops you have several options. You have a Corian, you have granite, and something that is becoming extremely popular are the solid surface quartz surfaces. And the nice thing about the quartz is that they're a sealed surface, the quartz is sealed within the resin for the countertop and it's available in a myriad of finishes, so you can have something that looks like marble, you can have something that looks like granite, you can have something that looks like a sandstone, so you can get a lot of varied look, but the nice thing about the quartz is it gives you a low maintenance or virtually maintenance free surface like your laminate countertops, it gives you a countertop that has all the benefits of a solid surface but yet the only thing you've got to do is wipe down and keep it clean. Unlike granite, if you go with granite, about least once a year at the very least it has to be thoroughly cleaned and resealed to maintain its look because granite is a very, very porous countertop substance. So I'm Tim Gipson with some information on kitchen worktops.