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Elevate Your Kitchen with the Best Benchtop Products in Australia

Our Country is currently experiencing a change in the market regarding the sales, production and installation of benchtops. With a recent ban on engineered stone, it can become an overwhelming experience to choose the best product for your home. Here at Bentley’s Wardrobes & Kitchens, we can guide you on what is best for your family with these upcoming changes to our industry.


When it comes to designing or renovating your kitchen, choosing the right benchtop material is crucial. Not only does it impact the aesthetics of your space, but it also affects functionality and durability. In Australia, there's a variety of options available, ranging from traditional favorites to innovative newcomers. Let's delve into some of the most popular benchtop materials: laminate, natural stone, porcelain, and sintered surfaces.

LAMINATE BENCHTOPS: AFFORDABILITY & VERSATILITY

Laminate benchtops have long been a favorite choice for homeowners in Australia, thanks to their affordability and versatility. Made by bonding layers of plastic resin to a wooden base, laminate benchtops offer a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures, making it easy to find one that suits your kitchen style. They're also low-maintenance, resistant to stains, and relatively easy to install, making them ideal for those on a budget or looking for a DIY-friendly option.


At Bentley’s Wardrobes & Kitchens, we recommend Polytec, Laminex & Formica as our preferred brands.


MARBLE & NATURAL STONE: TIMELESS & ELEGANCE


For those seeking timeless elegance and luxury, marble and natural stone benchtops are hard to beat. Marble, with its distinctive veining and smooth surface, adds a touch of sophistication to any kitchen. Natural stone, such as granite and quartzite, offers durability and unique patterns that can't be replicated. While these materials come at a higher price point and require sealing to prevent staining, their beauty and durability make them a worthwhile investment for many homeowners who prioritise aesthetics and longevity.

At Bentley’s Wardrobes & Kitchens, we recommend Avant Stone as our preferred supplier of Marble & Natural Stone.


PORCELAIN BENCHTOPS: DURABILITY MEETS STYLE


Porcelain benchtops are gaining popularity in Australia for their exceptional durability and design versatility. Made from compressed clay and other natural materials, porcelain benchtops are incredibly strong, and resistant to heat, scratches, and stains, making them ideal for high-traffic kitchens. They come in a variety of colours and finishes, including designs that mimic natural stone, allowing homeowners to achieve the look they desire without compromising on performance. Additionally, porcelain benchtops are non-porous, making them hygienic and easy to clean—a perfect choice for modern kitchens.

At Bentley’s Wardrobes & Kitchens, we recommend Dekton & Neolith as our preferred brand.



SINTERED SURFACES: INNOVATION IN KITCHEN DESIGN

Sintered surfaces represent the latest innovation in kitchen benchtop materials, offering unmatched durability, versatility, and sustainability. Made by compacting natural minerals at high pressure and temperature, sintered surfaces are incredibly dense and resistant to scratches, heat, UV rays, and stains. This makes them suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, perfect for Australian homes with outdoor kitchen spaces. Available in a wide range of colours, patterns, and textures, sintered surfaces offer endless design possibilities, allowing homeowners to create unique and contemporary kitchen spaces that stand the test of time.

At Bentley’s Wardrobes & Kitchens, we recommend Smartstone as our preferred brand.


CORIAN: DURIABILTY & STYLE


Corian is a versatile material renowned for its durability, aesthetic appeal, and adaptability in various applications. Composed primarily of acrylic polymer and natural minerals, Corian offers a seamless blend of functionality and beauty. Its non-porous surface resists stains, making it ideal for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and even commercial settings. Moreover, Corian is available in a wide range of colours and patterns, allowing for endless design possibilities to suit any interior style. Beyond its visual appeal, Corian is also prized for its ease of maintenance and repairability, ensuring longevity and sustainability in both residential and commercial environments. Whether used in residential kitchens, healthcare facilities, or retail spaces, Corian continues to be a preferred choice for architects, designers, and homeowners seeking quality, versatility, and timeless elegance.



CHOOSING THE RIGHT BENCHTOP


Choosing the right benchtop material for your kitchen is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Whether you prioritise affordability, elegance, durability, or innovation, there's a material out there to suit your needs and style preferences. From classic laminate to luxurious marble, durable porcelain to cutting-edge sintered surfaces, the options are endless. Consider your budget, lifestyle, and aesthetic preferences when making your decision, and remember to consult with experts to ensure you make the best choice for your home. With the right benchtop material, you can elevate your kitchen and create a space that's not only beautiful but functional and durable for years to come.


To view these products, please visit our showroom located at: 44 Peachtree Road, Penrith



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