Kitchen worktops & splashbacks: how to choose the right material?

The kitchen guide


Our many years of experience and our continuous investment in knowledge and innovation enable us to offer sustainable solutions for all kinds of kitchen applications. We have compiled this experience in our kitchen guide. This guide groups together our extensive range of materials for worktops and splashbacks, divided among the three product groups of natural stone, composite and ceramics.

In the hands of a stonemason, these slabs are transformed into worktops and splashbacks for your dream kitchen.

Choose the right material for the right application

Each material has specific properties. One material is better suited to a certain kitchen application (worktop, splashback, floor, table, etc.) than to another.

That consideration is different for everyone.

Check with your stone mason what the characteristics and possibilities of the selected material are. The overview below already gives you a nice and clear summary of the most important properties per type of material. For example, are you looking for a material that is heat-, scratch-, acid- and stain-resistant? Then the materials granite and quartzite are the best choice. And so your choice of material for your dream kitchen depends on your expectations, wishes and requirements.

Consult the overview below for an informed choice of the material that suits you best.

Natural stone

Granite worktops

Kitchen worktop in Zimbabwe Black granite - honed | © Karolien Coenen

Granite worktops

Granite is an extremely hard and especially wear- and scratch-resistant material. These properties have developed at great depths where the natural stone has solidified, slowly cooled and subsequently compressed over millions of years. Today the result is an acid- and heat-resistant natural stone, ideal as a maintenance-friendly kitchen worktop. The uniform or speckled colours offer exciting variations, along with different finish options.

Blended materials

Unistone® quartz worktops

Kitchen worktop & splashback in Unistone Carrara Venatino

© Daniel Atkinson

Unistone® quartz worktops

Unistone quartz composite effortlessly combines aesthetics with durability. The high degree of hardness results in a maintenance-friendly material that is scratch, acid and stain resistant. Thanks to the variety of plain and veined designs, you are guaranteed to find a match for the kitchen of your dreams.

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The right maintenance for every type of natural stone and blended material

Your choice of natural stone or a composite material is a strong, durable choice. Proper maintenance is important in order to be able to enjoy these materials for a lifetime.

So always keep these tips in mind:

Kitchen splashback in marble Verde Levanto | © Klaas Verdru

So always keep these tips in mind:

  • Choose the right type of stone according to the application. In kitchens or bathrooms, it is important to choose a material with the right stain resistance and surface finish.
  • Use a damp cloth and rub gently with an appropriate product.
  • In addition to regular cleaning, natural stone and composites also require protection and nourishing. With a 3-in-1 maintenance product, such as Lithofin Easy Clean, you are safe.
  • Daily maintenance with Lithofin KF HyClean keeps your ceramic worktop in top condition.
  • Stubborn dirt? Never sand with abrasive materials.

Useful guides

Maintenance brochures

Maintenance brochures

Discover our range of maintenance products for natural stone and composite kitchen worktops at

Go to the overview of our maintenance brochures.