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A Guide to Kitchen Tops

Selecting a kitchen top these days has never been more exciting – kitchens designers have gone far beyond the vintage granite to bring you a myriad of modern choices. Whilst granite is a classic, the necessary maintenance and a hefty investment have left folk looking for friendlier alternatives. After more than 85 years in the business, we have learnt a thing or two about food preparation sites and our team of Fino kitchen experts is happy to share their experience with you about the newest materials on the market.

Seeking out a high-class look with none of that high maintenance? Look no further than granite’s kitchen top successor, quartz. Formed from some of the hardest minerals on the planet, the beautiful quartz is one of the most durable countertops on the market and is perfect for high-traffic kitchens, commercial choices, and healthcare facilities. Thanks to the nature of the material, it is also highly resistant to abrasions, cold and bending. Unlike the porous granite, the nigh-indestructible quartz is easy to keep clean and bacteria-free. The patterns for quartz remain relatively consistent from slab to slab, typically in a glossy finish. It is also more attainable than its pricier granite cousin, with the newest Caranto Quartz coming onto the market at a very affordable rate.

    Corian is a solid-surface counter which is warm to the touch. Its synthetic process is created from mineral derivatives and offers practically invisible seams and cleverly crafted moulding options for your sink and backsplashes. Corian is also effortless to clean and non-porous, meaning stains do not penetrate the counter surface. The decision to include a coved backsplash will mean that there is no place for dirt and mildew to gather. A modern matte finish and the almost limitless selection of colours to choose from mean that this stylish top will be consistent throughout your kitchen.

Looking for it all? Resistant to scratches, heat, cold, stains, chemicals, bending, and UV rays protected? Toss in hygienic and non-absorbent for good measure? This may seem like a tall order, but that’s where ceramic has you covered. It is no wonder our Caranto Ker kitchen top line has been buzzing with attention from the moment we announced it this year. Whilst a tad pricier than the quartz and Corian alternatives, it is not every day you choose a new worktop for your kitchen and ceramic will not yield disappointments.

Ready to make your choice or still on the fence? Reach out to us and speak to one of our Fino kitchen specialists, who will not only explain more about countertop materials but can guide you through the entire process of creating your dream kitchen. Book your online consultation or an appointment in our Fino kitchen showroom.

Fino Buildings,
Triq l-Imdina, Zone 4,
Central Business District,
CBD 4010, Malta

T: +356 2549 3000