Although kitchen and bathroom worktops shaped from solid stone blocks are still very much in demand, there is a noticeable and growing interest among consumers in aggregate stone worktops.
These aggregate worktops are produced by compacting small pieces of stone, or other minerals, into suitably sized worktop panels. The main benefit of such worktops have is that they combine the strength of the original stone or mineral material with a specially crafted resin surface.
This high-tech surface is both scratch and chip resistant, while also remaining impervious to staining. In addition, it stays clean and totally hygienic using just a wipe over with a soapy cloth, and does not require the application of proprietary cleaning formulas of any kind.
Moreover, unlike more traditional granite worktops, those made from aggregate do not have to be sealed in any way following installation.
Caesarstone worktops are perhaps among the more well-known of these aggregate options and have recently been the preferred choice of several homes within the Cheshire, Yorkshire, Humberside and Leeds areas.
Other aggregate worktops, including those made from Compac Quartz and Compac Marmol, are also a popular choice among many householders.
It should be advised, however, that when choosing kitchen or bathroom worktops made from aggregate, only the best brand names, such as those mentioned above, should be considered. Just as there are very high and very low quality grades of traditional bathroom or kitchen granite worktops, so too does the buyer of modern aggregate worktops need to take professional advice on the relative quality of different aggregate worktops.