When you are choosing a countertop, you should consider important factors such as cost, maintenance, material’s durability and its appearance when making a choice for a kitchen countertop.
Find a perfect fit
Jeff Cannata, former president of the public bath and kitchen Association, says that homeowners should assess how they live before settling on a kitchen countertop surface. If you have three children and you’re making jelly sandwiches and peanut butter on the kitchen countertop daily, you won’t desire to go with the white granite.
Kitchen countertop selections
The decent news is that if homeowners have a desire on a particular look, however, the material does not match their lifestyle; other materials match with your lifestyle.
Granite, the best choice in kitchen countertops, is available in a range of shades like beiges, corals, greens, whites, and blacks. It is available in 2 finishes. A glossy finish result in a shiny appearance and frequently darkens the look of the stone, however honing matte and soft. Price for granite depends on several variables like origin, finish, and color of the stone.
Jeff says that if you select granite that’s simple to find, it is affordable. If you select granite that has been imported from Zimbabwe, as well as it ships only once a year, it could be very expensive.
Other materials such as soapstone, limestone, and marble are softer than granite as well as need greater care and delicate use. Every countertop should be periodically sealed.
Engineered stone kitchen countertops come in a broad range of colors than natural stone kitchen countertops and are very durable and easy to maintain. They are bulletproof. But, engineered stone kitchen countertops won’t save money over granite.
Solid surface kitchen countertops have several appeals. They come in several colors, resist stains scratches can be cleaned out, and are seamless. However hot pans damage solid-surface kitchen countertop.
Wood countertops such as butcher block immediately warm up your kitchen. Also, they are very easy to clean as well as to sand out any scratches. However, water damages wood countertops hence you should oil them often to seal the wood surface.
Concrete countertops can be fully customized with colors. Concrete is available in many varies finishes pressed, ground and trowel. However, extreme variations in temperature cause the concrete to curl or warp, this causes discoloration, as well As acidic spills, etches the concrete surface. Therefore to keep it looking great, you should seal it up to 4 times per year as well as wax it with a paste each 2 to 3 months.
The most affordable material is laminate and comes in a range of designs and colors. However, if a hot pan touches the laminate surface, it might scorch and scratches easily. But, it has made steps in scratch-resistance.
On the edge
Most countertops have square edges; however decorative edges such as ogee, egg, bevel, bullnose, and radius are expensive. Also, the availability of these edges differs depending on the material used.
Mix as well as match
If you can’t choose from a single material, then you should mix as well as match the surfaces. Sarah Ann Busby often utilizes a variety of materials on islands than other countertops to distinguish the space.
Finally, before choosing kitchen countertop materials, personally see the surface, whether that implies visiting a showroom or even viewing samples in houses.
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