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Trending Textures: Choosing Materials that Make Your Kitchen Shine

The impact of a kitchen renovation is only as strong as the materials it is delivered with. When it comes to choosing a look for your benches and floors, the opportunities may seem endless, but if you’re after something that’s hard-wearing, looks beautiful and will stand the test of time, look no more. We’ve done the research for you. Read our top picks for the best kitchen materials to keep down your kitchen renovation cost. 



What’s old is new again. Where once you may have grimaced at the sight of terrazzo, this material might now have you observing it’s allure and style-factor. It sure is having a moment. Constituted in shades of white and grey, it can be a welcome addition for your flooring, or for the trend-conscious among you, pinks and greens are being seen in benchtops and sinks. 


Style factor aside, terrazzo is a smart flooring investment. It’s cost-effective, simple to install and highly durable, making it the perfect option for a growing family, or someone on the go.



Concrete is a durable and versatile kitchen material that can be found in flooring and bench tops. Inclusion of concrete not only achieves the modern industrial aesthetic, it’s also a flooring solution that will truly stand the test of time. Concrete textured engineered stone is a cost-effective option what will achieve the same look. This will help you reduce your kitchen renovation cost, meaning you can reserve more room in your budget for big-ticket items. 


Engineered stone

Engineered stone boasts a number of benefits. You can enjoy the look and feel of a marble benchtop, at a fraction of the price, for starters. Engineered stone benches are durable, heat-resistant, easy to clean and come in a wide range of thicknesses and finishes, making the possibilities seemingly endless. The most popular options are Caesarstone, Essastone, Smartstone and Cosentino which made from around 90 per cent natural stone particles. 


Stainless steel benches, although generally seen in industrial kitchens, are popping up in more and more homes. Stainless steel is easy to clean, hygienic and heat resistant, making it the ideal kitchen material.


Another popular use for metals in kitchens is in the form of splashbacks. Pressed metal and brushed brass features on walls bring a new texture to the space, plus they’re easy to wipe down after cooking. 

Excited by all these new style ideas but got no idea how to execute them? That’s what we’re here for. Contact the Apollo Kitchens team to get your renovation started.

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