Nadeeda Boujoy. Kitchen. January 14th , 2018.
Old and worn out kitchen countertops can be a magnet for germs and bacteria, and whether you are looking to enhance the look of your kitchen, improve its functionality or to simply boost the real estate value of your home, you need to consider new countertops. Even if you do not have the finances to completely overhaul your existing kitchen, you can transform the appearance and functionality of the room by simply replacing those old, worn out countertops. In this article, we take a look at how updating your kitchen countertops can enhance the look and sale potential of your home.
If you are looking to replace your kitchen countertops and you want to achieve a new or unique look for your kitchen it could be highly beneficial to get advice from a kitchen design expert. Speaking to someone who is experienced in kitchen design and has indepth knowledge of the countertop styles and colors that can help you to achieve your desired end result will help you to cut out a lot of the hard work when it comes to choosing the right countertops.
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.
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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