Your kitchen benchtop is often the place where people come together in your kitchen, and is one of the most prominent features.

Choosing the material and colour can assist to complement the holistic design of your kitchen and home. Your local Dream Doors Kitchens expert can help talk you through the options and choose the best material and colour for your benchtop.

When choosing the benchtop that’s right for your kitchen, the material, ease of cleaning, surface strength and durability are all important elements to consider.

Benchtop Materials

The material of your kitchen benchtop can influence the look and feel of your entire kitchen. Natural or manmade elements have different pros and cons, so it’s important to consider what’s right for your needs. 

Engineered Stone Benchtops

Scratch-resistant, water resistant, virtually non-porous and mould and mildew resistant, these quartz-based benchtops are highly practical and can give your kitchen a modern aesthetic. This material is one of the most popular options today, given the durability of the material and the stylish finishes available to complement the style of your new kitchen. 


One of the most versatile benchtop materials, laminate benchtops are economical, water and impact resistant and available in the largest range of colours. Your benchtop style can be chosen to replicate a texture, such as wood, metallic or a gloss finish. 

Stainless Steel

Hygienic and easy to clean are the outstanding features of stainless steel benchtops. They are very durable and have a long lifespan. The silver finish can provide a professional, modern kitchen style.  


Granite benchtops are most often cut in their natural state. Their swirl and fold-like patterns are formed underground when the magma is cooling. This gives each benchtop a unique design. Stones are then polished for use in homes, making a strong and shiny surface for a benchtop. Regular cleaning is simple, but recommended, to maintain the stone’s natural surface and avoid staining.

Solid Surface

A modern benchtop material is Corian Solid Surface. This material is stain resistant and environmentally friendly. It also provides other contemporary features, such as translucency to install lighting effects or capability to install wireless charging through your benchtop.


Adding a timber benchtop to your kitchen can create a timeless appeal within your home. Timber benchtops come in a range of colours, are custom built for each kitchen and are supplied with an easy to maintain oil finish.

Benchtop Colours

Whether you’d like a benchtop with neutral tones or you’d prefer to use a feature colour, there is a range of colours to choose from for each type of material.

Benchtop Profiles

The profile of your kitchen benchtop is the shape of the edge. Depending on the material you choose, your benchtop could have a hardangled edge or a soft, rounded edge. The profile is something that is often overlooked, but should tie in with the design elements of the rest of your kitchen. If you are designing a child-friendly kitchen, for example, this is something you might like to consider when you are choosing the profile of your benchtops.

If you’re ready to talk benchtops, contact your local Dream Doors Kitchens to organise a quote.