Your Guide to High-End Countertops for a Luxury Kitchen

Kitchen countertops are a vital feature for a high-end kitchen design. Apart from setting the tone for the rest of the space, they enhance the maximum value of your home. As such, careful selection of your countertops both in material, style, and color is extremely essential.

1. Prioritize Luxury Material

To achieve a luxury kitchen countertop, the quality of the material is certainly worth considering. When doing so, these factors need to be put into consideration:

Non-porous – Ensure the material of choice is non-absorbent. Absorbent materials will easily be damaged by acidic solutions and are more susceptible to hosting microbial elements.

Wear and tear – Resistant to scratches, dents, and other physical abrasions

Heat resistant – Look for a material that will not deform with exposure to hot pots and pans.

Maintenance required – Contrary to popular belief, luxury should not mean high maintenance. Some luxurious kitchen countertop materials are simple to maintain.

Go for the material that possesses as many desired features as possible for a high-end kitchen.

Top Luxury Kitchen Countertops Materials to consider:

Quartz (Engineered Stone):This high-end material is one of the top choices for a luxury kitchen countertop. Best known for its impressive strength and impact resistance, Caesarstone quartz ranks among the most durable materials for kitchen countertops. The material, made by mixing quartz minerals with polymer resin and pigments, makes for countertops that are elegant in both finishing and design. Apart from its exquisite appearance, quartz requires no sealing. Unlike granite and wood, quartz has an unmatched ability in that it is non-porous, which protects the material from permanent stain damage and water exposure.

Dekton (Ultra-compact Surface): Dekton is one of the most sought-after surfaces in the market for good reason. Perfect for all elements in the kitchen, including worktops, upstands, splashbacks, and waterfall islands, this surface offers multiple favorable qualities.It is highly resistant to stains, scratches, and heat, and available in a wide range of colors. As one of the most versatile materials out there, you can choose from a range of thicknesses (4mm-30mm), a rainbow of colours, and a variety of finishes – ultra glossy, matt, and textured – giving you ultimate design freedom to create the exact look and feeling of luxury you want.

Granite: For years, granite countertops have been a popular choice among homeowners looking to achieve a  high-end look without necessarily breaking the bank. Part of the reason for their popularity is their durability, elegance, and versatility. Granite has a wide range of colors and designs to choose from and the material is highly resistant to heat and requires minimal maintenance. While these surfaces are durable, it’s important to keep the surface free from all stains caused by acids, alcohol, oils, and soda to avoid tear and wear.


Butcher Block : When it comes to timeless countertops, wood is a popular choice. Not only do wood countertops bring a touch of natural luxury to the space, they are also warm and excellent for meal preparation, and are easy to maintain if sourced from a good manufacturer. The high-quality surface can be sealed to increase durability but some wear over time is normal.Wood countertops made from oak and maple are most common but cherry, teak, and walnut are also good options. The wide variety of wood quality makes it easier to achieve the desired look on an affordable budget.

  1. Impressive Design

Not only does a luxury kitchen countertop need to be functional but it should also look outstanding. If the design isn’t great, it doesn’t matter if the countertop materials are the most high-end. Design is the centerpiece of any modern countertop. While the phrase ‘luxury countertop design’ may bring to mind a specific look, in reality, the type of design varies greatly depending your preference.

  1. Countertops with Character

Veining and patterns give a modern kitchen character and style. The overall kitchen design style is communicated through the color, shape, and material of the countertops. Thankfully, technology has offered creative solutions for almost any luxury material. Though most countertops come in an array of patterns, customization can be achieved when a unique look is desired.

  1. Natural Appeal

When it comes to kitchen countertops, the beauty of the earth always makes a statement. Natural materials such as quartz, wood and granite bring versatility to modern luxury décor. These materials also add a distinctively earthy charm and style, thanks to their unique coloration and beautiful natural patterns.

  1. The Slimmer, the Better

Slim countertops are topping the charts for luxury kitchen designs. If the choice of material is strong, the countertops do not have to be made of a thick slab. Materials such as Caesarstone quartz, Dekton and granite can be exceptionally thin while still maintaining their durability.

  1. Color it

To achieve an aesthetically attractive kitchen countertop, one needs to be particularly meticulous about color selection. The color choice of a kitchen countertop needs to reflect the design style and complement the other elements of the space. The color choice must elevate the design through contrast.

  1. Dark and Dramatic

A dark charcoal countertop, especially with white cabinets, adds a high-end feel to the design. Dramatic counters work harmoniously with most contemporary spaces. For anyone looking to make a statement, bold colors are the ideal choice. For sleek and sophisticated countertops, darker shades, whether glossy or matte, will make the flowers, dishes, and linens pop.

By paying close attention to the material, design, and colors of kitchen countertops, one can create a kitchen suited to a luxury lifestyle.

Fortunately, Elegant Fittings Ltd offers you numerous options for durable, 
and high-performance luxury countertops. 
For more information on our white designs, 
Call 0745 969 500 or visit our showroom on Woodvale-lane, Runda-behind Navias Ciata Mall along Kiambu Rd.