Hi Fiona, as Kitchen Manufacturers based in Adelaide we are asked this question about benchtop material options all the time. When we sit down with our clients we can discuss these options personally one on one but to help people just like you, who are just in the process of selecting material types to best suit them without professional help, and are perhaps not even sure what is available; we have actually created a section on our website specifically for your type of question.
We have listed all the different Material types here as Buyers Guides and provide useful information about their properties along with their benefits and any downsides too.
I hope this may be of some help, Malcolm.
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