Make "Worktop choosing" piece of cake
Relax - it is normal if you are in a pickle when choosing the most important and likely most expensive part of your kitchen project: the work top.
In all fairness, it should be said that some get it right the very first time - but it is our experience that many people go back an forth.
So this guide is only looking at choosing, and it is only based on the part of the choosing proces, that we can seen - supplemneted of course with our factual knowledge of worktops.
we call it a Worktop Compass because we hope you will find the shortest way through.
It seems that some people by nature start with the visual side - while some always analyse facts and material properties. The truth is that you have to cover all the compass round.
We will answer:
Can I just choose what I like?
It takes time to choose the worktop for your new kitchen - and it has to because it is the biggest budget part and the most central part of your kitchen life - no matter what styel of chef you are. Some people are analytical about it, and some people just trust their eye for beuaty - but it is still easy to get lost. The fact is that it has to suit the you and your familiy and your kitchen project on all dimensions -so you really need to go alll the compass around blal abla-
Choosing - how do you do?
Some set up all criteria with a non biased mind, and select the one that fullfills the most criteria - perhaps with in a fixed budget. Others begin with a a bias for say a material they have seen at a friends house, and if the the budget allows that, it is chosen as love at first sight. Realistically though most people operate with alternatives bla bla
FOrm and function
Typical for all the Danish design we present to you at Kivk, the worktop integrates functions and the the form, the design follows. There is a functionalistic reason for all the materials we work in and produce ktichens from - but the Beuaty IS a function Blabla
all the material have unique properties, and in some families, it has to start there. Familiy life for 25 years takes its tole, so we have selected materieals that at reprpesent a long 'push' to elminate or diminsh the problems worktops have suffered from in the past
stains from acids, and oils
Stains from heat
Maintenance and cleaning
Today perhaps also Carbon Footprint
The subjective design approach
- Which material do you love?
- Creative options
- Surface, Colour nuances, Dimensions
The rational fact-based approach
- Worktop facts:
- Maintenance 'endurance', warranty
- Family Facts:
- cooking habits
Some people always favour the one approach, but the fact is that to be a happy customer,
In order to choose a worktop that lives up to your needs and the way you use it, it's important to first consider what expectations you have. Think about these key questions that are important for both material selection and design:
- How much time do you want to spend on cleaning and regular maintenance?
- Should the worktop be particularly resistant to greasy fingers and scratches and be able to withstand high heat?
- Do you often work with foods that that might cause stains?