Kitchen. Saturday , January 06th , 2018 - 08:58:16 AM
Corian countertops are extremely durable, more costly, and are an attempt to mimic a natural stone look for a more affordable price. Tile has been used for centuries and is popular choice in Europe and South American kitchen designs. If one tile is damaged it can be removed and replaced without having to replace the whole countertop. Natural materials come in tile form also, and are a great compromise in both style and price. Concrete countertops have been more popular recently, but are losing their appeal, because of higher upkeep involved and change of consumer taste. For the eco-conscious consumer, there are more choices of recycled materials being used in countertops. One popular choice is recycled colored glass bits set in a polyresin matrix producing an Art Deco look that is colorful, durable, and earth-friendly.
Durability: Scratch and Chip Resistance. Here another area where granite kitchen countertops are more finicky. Granite may be chipped or scratched; quartz, on the other hand, is so dense it cannot be scratched or damaged in this way. In fact, quartz is one of the hardest materials on the planet; it typically outlasts any surrounding minerals such as sandstone and is often found in stream sediments since it is highly resistant to weathering. This makes quartz a natural choice for kitchen countertops.
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.
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