1. Dekton by Cosentino
Dekton by Cosentino is an ultra-compact surface made from a mixture of natural materials, and is highly UV-, scratch- and stain-resistant. The cutting-edge material comes in large-format designs, yet remains light and thin!
2. Fenix Nanotech Matt from EDL
EDL’s Fenix Nanotech Matt (NTM) surfaces, which come in elegant muted colours, are made with an amazing “self-healing” feature. This allows micro-scratches on the countertop to heal by simply applying heat!
3. Supernatural from Caesarstone
Caesarstone’s Supernatural collection of engineered quartz features detailed veins, elegant colours and a satiny feel. It greatly resembles gorgeous natural stone, but with the added benefits of durability.
4. Silestone by Cosentino
Silestone engineered quartz by Cosentino is available in a wide variety of textures and colours — especially great for those who like understated but refined design. The material is also anti-bacterial, due to the unique bacteriostatic formula developed by the brand.
5. Countertop laminates from Greenlam
Greenlam’s laminates made specially for countertops are smooth, sturdy, and easy to install. They are waterproof, and scratch- and water-resistant. They also have anti-bacterial properties.
Consider real concrete for a raw and unfinished look. However, even if varnished, it might not be suitable if you do lots of heavy cooking as the material is porous and absorbs smoke and stains. Protect your concrete countertops by covering them with other materials, such as glass.
7. Kompactop by Kompacplus
Kompacplus’ Kompactop can be conveniently installed over your existing countertop finishes, so no hacking is needed! It comes in woodgrain-like finishes for a natural look, or stone and concrete-like designs for a more contemporary minimalist appeal.
8. Countertops from Ikea
Get ready-made countertops made of solid wood such as oak, birch and beech, from Ikea.
They are customisable by length and easy to install.
9. Countertop laminates from Lamitak
Lamitak’s Lina Florentina Marble and Vito Marmo Flavio laminates closely resemble the actual veining and colour of real marble. Lina Florentina features a lighter shade, with soft and subtle veining, while Vito Marmo Flavio is dark and masculine with a scruffier and grittier texture, and is inspired by the Coliseum in Rome.
10. Stainless steel
Stainless steel will not rust or corrode, and is almost indestructible, making it a durable choice. A stainless steel countertop is also heat-resistant, so you can put your hot pans directly on top of it without damaging the surface. It has a sleek and contemporary finish that will make for for a polished, professional look.