Widad Koury. Kitchen. October 12th , 2017.
If you have the finances, a countertop that is made from a much more durable material is much more conducive to cooking and preparing food. Materials that can be used for kitchen countertops include marble and granite, as not only do they look good, but they are also very durable and hard wearing.
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.
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.
It is a man-made material containing marble dust, bauxite, acrylic, and epoxy or polyester pigments. DuPont introduced the solid surface material in 1967 under the brand name Corian. Since then, many manufacturers offer the low-maintenance kitchen countertop under different names. It is heat-resistant and moisture-resistant but, you have to take care of it as it is not tough against stains.
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