Choosing the Right Kitchen Worktop

One of the most important issues when designing a new kitchen is the worktop. Countertops are a central feature of any kitchen, and selecting the right surface material is essential. With so many material options available, it’s important to consider the style, design and worktop thickness for your kitchen.

When it comes to choosing a surface material, thickness is a key factor to consider. Both 20mm and 30mm thicknesses have become increasingly popular for quartz countertops due to their durability, functionality, and aesthetic appeal.

While there are benefits to both thickness options, many customers have been drawn to 30mm quartz worktops in recent years. While 20mm quartz worktops are a popular option for splashbacks, wall cladding and upstands, 30mm quartz worktops offer several advantages that make them worth considering for your worktops. So why are 30 mm quartz worktops becoming so popular?


Why are 30mm worktops so popular?

30mm quartz worktops are a versatile option that can complement a variety of kitchen styles. They tend to work particularly well in modern or contemporary kitchen designs, as their sleek and polished surface pairs well with clean lines and minimalist design elements.

30mm quartz worktops can also work well in traditional or transitional kitchens, especially when paired with complementary materials such as wood or natural stone.

Ultimately, the style of the kitchen is a matter of personal preference, but the versatility of 30mm quartz can work with a variety of design styles to create a cohesive and stylish look.

Choosing a 30mm worktop for your kitchen can offer several benefits, the enhanced aesthetics is one of the main differences when comparing 20mm vs 30mm. Thicker worktops can provide a more seamless look, so you can opt for a wider range of edge profiles, giving your worktop a unique look and feel. 30mm worktops have a chunkier appearance compared to 20mm, which may be selected with designs that evoke splendour, magnificence and grandeur. Additionally, thicker worktops have a more substantial look and feel, which can add to the overall aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. 30mm quartz worktops also offer a more luxurious feel that can elevate the look of your entire space.

For creating a classic modern kitchen, Statuario Ice from Gemini Worktops is the perfect addition to your space. This surface features all the beauty of Michelangelo’s most famous marble which is captured perfectly through the striking grey veins set against a bright white background. The patterning adds a dynamic aesthetic to a simplistic design and when paired with white cabinetry enhances the marbling through the surface, adding a modern twist to a timeless design. This design is complimented by the black accessories, appliances and island which creates a cohesive and stylish space and once again accentuates the grey veins that run through the surface. Behind the hob, the splashback runs the length of the wall, creating a dramatic focal point that not only adds a beautiful feature to the space but gives it more depth than upstands could. This solution also simplifies the maintenance and care of worktops, since there is no grout to remove, leaving the worksurface in perfect condition.


If soft tones are more your style, Gemini’s Capri White quartz is the perfect choice for kitchens with deeper colours. This quartz worktop features a stunning white background and is brought to life through natural dark grey veins that have all the hallmarks of classic Italian marble. This navy kitchen with brass accessories and our Capri White marbled quartz is a beautiful and sophisticated design choice that combines elegance, purpose, and practicality. The Capri White worktop also provides a beautiful contrast to the navy-blue cabinets and brass accessories, creating a stunning visual impact that adds a modern touch.

Gemini’s Calacatta Gold marble has a stunning white base colour with dramatic veining in both gold and grey. The intricate pattern of the stone adds depth and visual interest to your kitchen, creating an elegant and timeless design style, with the natural elegance of marble captured perfectly in this stunning design. The grey kitchen cabinets provide a neutral backdrop that allows the Calacatta Gold quartz worktops to take centre stage. The addition of brass accessories can elevate the overall look and feel of the kitchen. Brass drawer handles can be used to add a touch of luxury to the space. The warm golden tone of the brass also complements the warm tones found in the Calacatta Gold quartz, creating a cohesive design style.


It’s important to consider your specific needs and preferences when deciding on the thickness of your worktops. While a 30mm worktop may offer certain benefits, it may not be necessary or desirable for everyone. Ultimately, the right thickness for your project will depend on your personal preferences and the specific requirements of your space.

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