Kitchen. Tuesday , January 23rd , 2018 - 12:19:03 PM
Because the kitchen is the room with the most traffic or you could also call it as the most frequented area in your house, you should always remember to make it look presentable or better yet make it look awesome and fantastic so that every time your guests or your friends check out your kitchen, they will leave in awe and admiration. So what are the best ways to make your kitchen look magnificent? Well, you can always start out with the most significant and noticeable part of your kitchen which is in my opinion, is the kitchen countertop. Installing the right countertop in your kitchen adds to the glamour and the beauty of your entire kitchen design. But for you to know which the right countertop is, you should know the different types of countertops available for you.
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.
Lets start with options for those with more dash than cash. If you are on a tight budget, and renovating your whole kitchen, you may want to choose to save on kitchen countertops for the moment, and rather spend more money on the parts of the kitchen that arent easily upgraded, like kitchen cabinets. Kitchen countertops are replaced relatively easily, so if you are look at which type of countertop is best for you, you can take your finances into account. For the budget conscious, you have the option of laminates and ceramic tile. Laminates are made of plastic-coated synthetics - they are easy to install and easy to clean, and they are very durable. There are a lot of colours and patterns available, and you can get a very good effect. The downside of laminates is that once they are scratched or chips, you cant really repair them - they have to be replaced. Another inexpensive option for kitchen countertops is ceramic tile - its also easy to install and keep clean, but you will have a slightly uneven surface, the tiles can crack, and the grout tends to stain.
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