Kitchen. Monday , January 15th , 2018 - 01:36:53 AM
Low-Maintenance Kitchen Countertops: Multiple Options for you. Here are a few options that are low on maintenance and high on style: Granite and marble are popular materials for kitchen countertops. However, things are changing fast with the new kid on the block: Engineered Quartz. It is made up of 90-95% natural quartz stone with 5-10% resins, polymers and other pigments. It is available in a wide variety of colors. The surface isnt porous which makes it ideal for kitchen surfaces. It is stain-resistant and easy to clean.
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.
Counter Overhang Size: The area that hangs over the cabinet profile is called the overhang. Standard counters 1.5-inch overhangs; in other words, the counter continues for one and a half inches beyond the edge of the cabinet. Wider overhangs may be installed to allow extra room for dining and food preparation. Since quartz is stronger, quartz countertops can feature larger overhangs than granite countertops.
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