Dynvo Bitar. Kitchen. January 11th , 2018.
Countertop Materials. Countertops that are covered in Formica are the most common as well as being the cheapest, however, they are likely to wear out quite quickly, and Formica covered countertops can be easily damaged. Placing a hot pan straight from the oven on to a Formica covered countertop can cause the material to bubble and crack, and this is damage will not be easy to repair, and could result in the replacement of that entire section.
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.
For modern houses, the glass countertop is very much efficient in giving a kitchen a modern and sleek look to it. Install this in your kitchen and you can be sure that you will have a sophisticated looking kitchen that is sexy and appealing. It also gives your room a much more spacious look and it makes the colors around it more vibrant. However, glass countertops does not come cheap and it is pretty much easy to break. For those who prefer a cheaper but efficient option, they could try laminate countertops and ceramic tile countertops. Both are inexpensive, attractive to look at, and very elegant and it would fit any type of kitchen decor.
A natural quarried stone, soapstone has a soapy surface. It is a metamorphic rock rich with talc. A soapstone kitchen countertop usually has a lower talc content making it durable and ideal for withstanding the kitchen heat. It is not a very hard material. So, it is easy to cut and shape according to your requirements. It is heat-resistant, stain-resistant and doesnt react with acidic materials. But, remember that the material can develop scratches over a period of usage, so you must sand it every few years.
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