A Step-By-Step Guide to Choosing a Green Kitchen Worktop

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By: Maria Kairuz Nov 06, 2021 0 Comments

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As the focus has shifted from the kitchen as a space to cook to a place for relaxation, comfort, and socializing, choosing the perfect worktops for your kitchen are more crucial than ever. Your kitchen is where you will spend most of your time in your house. So it must be homely and functional. There are many different worktops to choose from, including ceramic, laminate, glass, and stone worktops. Other materials have different looks and feel. This blog post will teach you how to choose the suitable material for your kitchen.

The above photo shows a farm-style kitchen matching Okite Arabescato Verde worktops and splashbacks in 20 mm thickness.

From Lime Green, Olive, Teal, Pistachio, Mint, Army Green, Sage, Jade and More.

The kitchen worktop is one of the essential components in the space because you will see it when you enter this room. And there are many factors to consider before making your final decision. Therefore, it’s essential to choose the one that works best for you.

From budget and functionality to material and colour, we’ve got everything covered in this guide. With our expert tips and tricks, you’ll know how to find the perfect green coloured worktop for your home! Here are some things to think about when choosing a green kitchen worktop:

  • You want something that looks good and is functional.
  • You need a worktop that is easy to clean and won’t get damaged easily.
  • In addition, you want a work surface that will last for many years before needing to be replaced again.
  • And you want something that will help you live a greener lifestyle by reducing your use of natural resources.

Some of the Best Green Kitchen Worktop Materials to Revolutionize the Look of Your Entire Home.

Choosing a suitable kitchen work surface is an important decision. Not only will it affect the look of your kitchen, but it will also have a significant impact on your ability to clean and maintain your surface. The three main surfaces are ceramic, stone, and synthetic materials such as laminates and acrylics. In this guide, you’ll find out which type of stone surface is best for you, what to consider when choosing a material, and how to care for every kind of surface. Here is a list containing a green palette of exquisite and green coloured worktops:

Silestone Posidonia Green

There are many options for choosing a worktop for your kitchen, especially when considering all the available materials. That is why it’s essential to do some homework before you make your decision. After reviewing other products, we wanted to mention Posidonia Green by Silestone.

Photo of a contemporary kitchen in Silestone Posidonia Green Quartz 30 mm thickness.

It is part of the Sunlit Days, a ground-breaking development of surfaces created by a hybrid formulation. A new high-performance blend of premium minerals, quartz, and recycled glass. The result is a more beautiful and sustainable worktop material. In addition, Silestone with HybriQ technology includes an environmentally conscious manufacturing process that utilizes renewable energy and recycled water.

Prices, Sizes, Thickness, and More.

Posidonia Green is a relaxed green. It’s full of life, and it brings a sophisticated matt finish with light into kitchens and calms the space. It is available slabs with a size of 325 x 159 cm, making it ideal for making kitchen islands and expansive breakfast bars without any seams.

You can choose Silestone Posidonia Green from thicknesses of 12 mm, 20 mm and 30 mm. Many opt for a 30mm green kitchen worktop with such muted tone as they pair well with white kitchen cabinets.

Price

The price of Silestone Posidonia Green is 12 mm thickness, £195 / 20 mm thickness, £ 249 / 30 mm thickness, £349.

The finish of Posidonia Green by Silestone is Suede, a honed worktop surface with a subtle, tactile texture. And it uses a new technology that limits its silica content to 50%. Similarly, it contains up to94% natural quartz, which makes it extraordinarily resilient and hard.


From Green Quartz to a Green Quartzite Kitchen Worktop

Are you looking for a kitchen that looks stunning and performs well? Then it would be best if you considered a green quartzite worktop. But don’t confuse it with quartz, the manufactured surface.

Some people often confuse quartz and quartzite kitchen worktops, thinking that they are fundamentally the same thing. But several vital differences make one very dissimilar to the other.

Quartzite vs Quartz: What are Quartzite Worktops?

Quartzite is a natural stone containing between 90% and 99% of natural quartz and is the most extensive and purest concentration of silica in the Earth’s crust. Although quartzite may appear superficially similar to marble, a piece of quartzite will not be able to be scratched with a metal blade, and quartzite will etch nor will corrode upon contact with acid. Coincidentally, what makes quartzite so appealing is the similar look to marble but with the advantages of granite when using it as a kitchen countertop.

The above photo shows Verde Lara Granite worktops in a contemporary kitchen.

Quartz vs Quartzite Worktops in a Kitchen

Whilst quartzite is natural, quartz is a mass-produced material. Quartz contains up to 93% of quartz minerals with polymer resins and pigments. Manufacturers pour it into a mould, press it, cure it, heat it, and polish its surface. It results in a non-porous work surface; that is highly scratch, stain, chip and crack-resistant.

Another critical difference between quartzite and quartz is that you can clean quartz with any household cleaning chemical such as a window cleaning spray, which is not always good with quartzite.

How to Clean Quartzite worktops

Even though in Moh’s scale of mineral’s hardness, quartzite is the third strongest stone on Earth, you should seal it and clean it like granite and marble. Use soapy, warm water, rinsing it with plenty of warm water (removing any grease marks). Then, it with a microfibre cloth (removing any leftover residues).

Green Quartzite Worktop options

Now that you know the differences between quartz vs quartzite vs marble, you may decide to install your kitchen countertops with one of these rare and beautiful quartzite stones. In this section, we will share some trending quartzite worktop materials suitable for modern and traditional spaces.

Army Green Quartzite: it is a natural stone from South Africa, with a marble-like appearance. Combining military green tones that lend to its name, this quartzite offers superior aesthetics compared to any manufactured stone. This dynamic stone has shades of greens, browns, and greys in combination with white marble veins that provide a unique look to any space.

In addition, it offers a highly polished surface with a glass-like appearance that cannot be matched even by marble. Green Army is available in slabs with average dimensions of 3 x 2 metres, making it ideal for designing stunning bathroom walls, expansive kitchen islands and extra-large floor tiles. To decorate with a modern or traditional look, you can choose between 20 mm and 30 mm thicknesses.

The above video shows Green Army quartzite’s gorgeous, coloured surface, a natural stone from South Africa.

More Green Quartzite to transform your Home

Avocado Green Quartzite: also known as Avocatus quartzite or Verde Avocatus, is a natural stone from Brazil characterized by vigorous dark green sections blended with light green, resulting in a cloudy-like look. In addition to its green tones, the quartzite displays sporadic spots of white minerals that intersect with black accents cementing a highly desired marble look.

Green Avocado’s quartzite price sits amongst the mid-to-high-end of natural stones. Green Avocado quartzite costs £459 m/2 in 20 mm thickness and £575 m/2 in 30 mm thickness. These prices include vat and are for the product only. Similarly to other Brazilian quartzites, the slab sizes average 3 x 2 metres, giving you ample choices for designing your home interior.

Avocado Green quartzite
The above photo shows a slab of Avocado Green quartzite in a stone yard.

Worried about staining your quartzite worktop? Get branded quartzite.

Similar to black quartzite, the green quartzite stones offer unparalleled elegance to any home. In addition to their sheer beauty, these stones perform like granite, giving you peace of mind when you cook, chop and carry any demanding task in the kitchen. But if you still worry about whether quartzite will stain, you may prefer to purchase your quartzite worktop from a known brand. Companies like Levantina, Cosentino, and the Size, offer branded quartzite with anti-stain warranties ranging between 10 and 15 years. Here are two brand quartzite stones you may wish to consider for your next refurbishment project:

Aquabella Quartzite: the core of this quartzite has at its heart a natural stone with the hardness, resilience and timelessness of a jade gemstone, while outside, it looks as light and delicate as a gemstone. The material will emanate the passion of Brazil with all of its hues and scents.

Naturamia provides an anti-stain treatment to make the stone bacteriostatic whilst sealing its pores in bathrooms and kitchens. Similarly, it offers unrivalled versatility because you can also use it as exterior cladding, flooring, or barbeque worktops. When you purchase Aquabella, you can enjoy a 10-year warranty that protects your investment giving you peace of mind.

Shades that are both modern and timeless that work in indoor spaces and outodoors.

In 2020, a collaboration between Cosentino and renowned designer and architect Daniel Germcreatedting an ultracompact surface offering shades of green and navy blue that bring distinction to any space. Such stone is Feroe from Dekton’s Chromica Collection.

Dekton Feroe: Feroe Green’s colour is something of an anomaly, managing to be both versatile and intense at the same time. This balance creates an elegant and sophisticated aura perfect for projects with an individual or bespoke style, with a modern or minimalist feel. The name ‘Feroe’ derives from the Faroe Islands, located in the North Atlantic between Scotland and Iceland. The islands have been occupied since the Viking Age, but people have populated them throughout history.

The intense character brought on by a Dekton Feroe worktop is ideal for accomplished, sophisticated, balanced projects that exude personality. Taking inspiration from the colours seen on Earth’s wildest and most remote places, Feroe is synonymous with force and determination. Dekton Feroe is available in thicknesses of 8mm, 12 mm, and 20 mm, and a textured matt finish bringing a offers a new soft touch to your space. Dekton Feroe costs per m2 are £183 in 8 mm thickness / £272 m/2 in 12 mm thickness / £313 m2 in 20 mm thickness. These prices include VAT but exclude labour (measuring, fabrication, installation, etc.)

The above photo shows a kitchen island wrapped around Dekton Feroe sintered stone.

Rainforest Green Marble: also known as ‘Rainforest Green Granite’, this stone is serpentine. Serpentinite rocks often have green and brown mineral spots, lending to their serpent-like name. The main difference between marble and serpentine in decoration is that acid from lemons, oranges and other substances don’t etch serpentine’s surface as it does to marble. It means that you can use it as a granite worktop without worrying about scorching or staining. In addition to outstanding performance and distinctive looks, Rainforest Green marble is affordable. It costs £125 per m2 in 20 mm thickness and £165 per m2 in 30 mm thickness. Prices include VAT and exclude labour costs.

Still unsure about which Green Kitchen Worktop you Should Choose?

When redesigning your kitchen, you will find that there is a lot that you’ll need to manage, such as working within fast turnarounds between the trades visiting your home and introducing a timeless style to the space whilst managing your project’s costs. Similarly, finding the right hue of green for your worktops can be challenging whilst keeping all of the above in mind. At the Worktop Library in London, we explore every corner of the globe, leaving no stone unturned, so you don’t have to spend hours researching your favourite stone countertops. Here are another three kitchen worktop materials that will kick your best green kitchen Inspiration habits:

  1. Altrock Surfaces: Altrock is a terrazzo worktop surface made with remmanants from natural stone. It offers a modern twist on terrazzo, the classic Italian approach for making astonishing enhancing, and resilient worktops for kitchens and bathrooms. What makes Altrock unique is that is a 100% bespoke material. You get to choose the colour background, and the marble pieces on the surface. A proffesional team of templaters measure up your worktops, and then, all your pieces are hand made at Altrock’s east london workshop. It blends recycled natural marble chips, marble powder and marble chunks of stone off cuts to result in a unique work surface that you and only your kitchen has. The Worktop Library is the official supplier of Altrock Surfaces London and surrounding areas. As a bespoke surface, Altrock prices vary. Get in touch with our team to find out more about your favourite Altrock colour.

Conclusion

There is a wide range of green kitchen worktop materials that you can choose from for your home and office interiors. They all offer different aesthetics and varied performance features from quartz to marble to granite, quartz and porcelain. But before you buy a green kitchen worktop, talk to a reputed worktop supplier as they offer free design consultation.


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Maria Kairuz Worktop Library

Maria Kairuz, Operations Manager at The Worktop Library in London, has vast experience and deep research on stone worktop materials. As a result, she attracts a following made of architects, interior designers, property developers, and design enthusiasts around London and the UK. However, she is not your average stone worktop specialist.

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