Worktop Comparison Chart

DECO GLAZE Glass splashbacks &
worktops
GraniteStainless
Steel
CorianLaminate
Toughened glass is Resistant to temperature up to 200°c without damageResistant to temperature up to
200°c without damage
Heat resistantResistant up to
100°c without damage
Resistant to temperature up to 180°c without damage
Does not stainStainsCan stainCan stainCan stain
Non-porousPorousNon-porousNon-porousSlightly porous
10mm can span 600mm without supportCan only span short lengthsCan span long lengthsCan only span short lengthsCan span long lengths
Highly impact resistantFragile (cracks around hobs etc)Can dentModerately impact resistantHighly impact resistant
Low maintenance
Scratches can be polished out if needed
Does not scratch easily. Forgiving of scratches due to surface patternsScratches are prominent. Scratches can be polished out if neededLow maintenance
Scratches can be polished out if needed
Does not scratch easily (except high gloss finishes)
Chips can be repairedChips can sometimes be repairedCannot be repairedChips can be repairedCannot be repaired
Unlimited coloursLimited coloursOnly one colourLimited coloursLimited colours
Very durable surfaceDurable surfaceDurable surfaceVery durableDurable surface
Resistant to all domestic chemicalsCan be damaged by acidic liquids such as lemon and vinegarResistant to almost all chemicalsResistant to some chemicalsResistant to some chemicals
Quite expensiveModerately expensiveVery expensiveVery expensiveVery inexpensive
Modern appearanceNatural appearanceIndustrial appearanceModern appearanceVarious appearance
Room temperature to touchCold to touchCold to touchCold to touchWarm to touch
Very hygienicModerately hygienicVery hygienicVery hygienicNot very hygienic
Minimal maintenanceMinimal maintenanceNeed to polish out scratchesMinimal maintenanceMinimal maintenance
10mm30mm or 40mm thickVarious thicknessesVarious thicknesses20mm, 30mm and
40mm
Highly light reflectiveSlightly reflective
Polished
Reflective until scratchedNon reflectiveNon-reflective (except gloss)