Benchtop Choices

From retro designs to contemporary styles, there are benchtop options to suit all kitchens. Find out more about the range of popular benchtop options at Mastercraft below.  

Granite (Natural Stone) Benchtops

Granite benchtops are made from natural stone and provide a luxurious, distinctly unique finish to your kitchen. They're an excellent contemporary benchtop option that offers a high-end finish to your kitchen whilst remaining exceptionally practical as well.

As one of the hardest stones known to man, granite benchtops are a superior choice when considering heat and impact resistance options - it is incredibly versatile.

With a multitude of colour options to choose from and a high-gloss finish, a granite benchtop is a timeless, high-end look that nature has built to last. 

And, when keeping all of this in mind, it's no wonder that granite outperformed all other products in a 2017 NZ Consumer Benchtop Test.


Stainless Steel Benchtops

With their sleek, clean lines and modern appeal, stainless steel benchtops emanate a particular sort of style - both sophisticated and robust. And, when built with the most advanced level of craftsmanship, a stainless steel benchtop is sure to add that wow factor to your kitchen.

Stainless steel benchtops are incredibly durable; they're hard-wearing, heat resistant, and easy to clean. Available in a wide range of contemporary finishes, including brushed, patterned, or polished, there's something to suit all personal preferences.

While some scratches may occur on the traditional stainless product, these tend to add character to the individual benchtop over time. However, to avoid this look, we recommend a brushed or patterned version - they tend not to show scratches as obviously.

Concrete Benchtops

Although concrete is not usually a common household material, it can be a surprisingly versatile and stylish addition to any kitchen. When used correctly, concrete can bring a sense of streamlined modernism and utilitarian chic to any space.

Concrete benchtops are incredibly durable - they're not only resistant to chipping and scratching but also heat. Their durability makes concrete a fantastic option for anyone concerned with other benchtop options' general wear and tear.

However, beyond their extreme durability, concrete benchtops are fully customisable. With different colours, shapes, and textures available, concrete can be personalised to create a totally unique benchtop like no other.   

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High-pressure Laminate Benchtops

High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) benchtops continue to be a popular choice for kitchens in New Zealand, providing a beautiful finish at a more cost-effective price point. 

Due to its unique production process, HPL can be manufactured to individual specifications to look a certain way. From stone to veneer to solid colour colourful, when it comes to HPL benchtops, you're genuinely spoiled for choice. 

HPL benchtops are very easy to care for and extremely durable - they're impact, scratch and moisture resistant. Some surfaces even feature different technologies, such as microbial protection and fingerprint resistance. With an HPL benchtop, you get the best of both worlds - practicality and personality.

Engineered Stone Benchtops

Beautiful natural quartz and granite stone chips are combined through cutting-edge technology, sealing the materials together with a high-quality resin. The result? An engineered stone benchtop - the perfect balance of hard-wearing strength and natural beauty.

Engineered stone is handcrafted with precision to replicate natural stone or concrete benchtops. Engineered stone is less susceptible to cracks and fractures, making it a preferred choice over its natural counterparts. 

Engineered stone can be mitred to a range of different thicknesses - in an excellent choice of colourways. Low-maintenance and stain-proof in nature, engineered stone is a convenient way to add style and value to your kitchen design.


Arcrylic Benchtops

An excellent addition to any home, acrylic benchtops mimic the beauty of naturally occurring materials. They can be joined invisibly at the seams to offer your kitchen a sleek, modern aesthetic and also allow the seamless integration of kitchen sinks; eliminating areas where water can be collected, and germs can grow.

Acrylic surfaces are finished with a gel coat, making them highly resistant to bacteria and staining, avoiding problems inherent in natural stones. What's more, acrylic benchtops are highly durable and heat and stain-resistant. In fact, they're proven to outlast most kitchen benchtops!

Through thermoforming, acrylic benchtops can even be bent and moulded into different three-dimensional shapes. So if you're looking for that extra flair in your kitchen design, acrylic surfaces can offer that wow factor. 

Solid Timber Benchtop

Solid timber benchtops are crafted with the utmost care, making them the perfect addition to bring elegance to your kitchen design. 

With their unique grain and colour, timber benchtops add a special kind of warmth to your kitchen space. And depending on the finish you desire, you can add depth to your environment by finishing your timber benchtop with certain stains and oils. 

From New Zealand natives to overseas exotic varieties, there's a variety of timbers to choose from for your benchtop. Opting for a lighter wood can help build a contemporary vibe, while timbers richer in colour can establish comfort and character. The choice is yours!


Porcelain Benchtops

If you're searching for a show-stopping benchtop - look no further than porcelain. Lightweight and versatile, porcelain benchtops add depth and character to any kitchen environment.

Porcelain benchtops are composed of a mix of natural materials that can resist temperatures upwards of 1000°C. Their extreme durability gives way to a culinary expression of all shapes and sizes - you can really cook up a storm with a porcelain benchtop! 

There's no limit on design possibilities with different textures, colours, and sizes available. A porcelain benchtop is an exquisite addition to any kitchen space - it merges aesthetic with ultimate function.

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