Widad Koury. Kitchen. January 10th , 2018.
Traditionally, Formica or laminate countertops were your only choice for countertop material. Today you have many more choices for countertop material, both natural and manmade. Natural materials, such as granite, quartz, and hardwoods are very popular, and add a touch of elegance to your kitchen. Granite, especially, offers visual interest and style to your kitchen, and is one of the most popular countertop materials in use today. It is very durable, easy to maintain, and will last a lifetime.
Laminate countertops are made up of plastic. It contains a very hard particle board with layers of plastic laminate bonded around it. It is ideal for a cooking space because it tough and long-lasting. Also, it can simulate the look of expensive countertop materials such as granite and marble. It is easy to clean and doesnt require sealing. Also, it is available at a very low-cost which means you can change it every couple of years without undertaking a financial burden.
For most of the homeowners in the United States of America, the kitchen is one of the most important parts of the house. This area is built specifically for you to have a place in which you could create, prepare and cook your food. However, with all the functionality and usefulness said, cooking and food preparation is not the only function that the kitchen serves. The kitchen is also the place in which you would talk about everything and anything under the sun together with your friends, your family, your colleagues and even your guests. The kitchen even serves as a place in which kids would run around together with the babysitters or their parents while they are gossiping around and chatting about the latest buzz in show business. This is definitely true because I myself had lots of memories, childhood memories, to be exact, in the kitchen.
Color Choices: Your choices of colors or patterns for your countertops are virtually unlimited. You can create whatever combination you want for your countertops and kitchen. Natural materials, by their very nature, have a variety of patterns within the natural material. It is this randomness, which makes them so appealing to many consumers. Granites, particularly come in a wide variety of colors, grains, and patterns which can vary greatly, even in the same slab. While this randomness is appealing, it can offer a challenge to the installer to make large countertops appear seamless. One solution to this is using granite tiles to control or accent the randomness, depending on your preference.
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