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Kitchen countertops


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Kitchen Countertops - When selecting kitchen countertops, make positive to research all of the choices available. See the list below of common countertop materials so you can select what is best for your kitchen.

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Kitchen countertops

  1. 1. f urnit uref romt urkey.com CountertopsKitchen CountertopsKitchen Countertops - When selecting kitchen countertops, make positive to research all of thechoices available. See the list below of common countertop materials so you can select what is best f oryour kitchen.LaminateThe most common type of countertop is laminate, of ten called by the brand name Formica. Laminate is oneof the cheapest options f or kitchen countertops. It comes in many styles, patterns, textures, and colors.Laminate countertops are practically maintenance f ree, however cannot be repaired if damaged.TileTile countertops are a mid priced option that can be ceramic, porcelain, or stone tile countertops. Tilecountertops are somewhat heat resistant, however not seamless, so the grout must be sealed regularly
  2. 2. and can be a problem to clean. Stone tile countertops will require sealing.GraniteGranite countertops are a beautif ul, popular, and classic higher priced option. Granite varies in price,depending on the rarity of the granite and how f ar it has to travel to get to you. Granite comes in manycolors and patterns so each piece is unique and can be hard to match. It is very hard and durable. Graniteusually comes in 4′ x 8′ slabs that are cut to f it your application. Larger patterned granite usually has ahigher the price and will have more visible seams. Granite countertops require sealing every 6 months to 2years. There has been a scare recently about radiation being emitted f rom granite countertops, howeverthe ef f ect on people per the amount of radiation emitted seems to be inconclusive.SoapstoneSoapstone has been used on school chemistry tables because it is durable, nonporous, resists wear, heat,water, and stains. Soapstone is a mid to high priced kitchen countertop option. Soapstone countertopsshould be treated periodically with mineral oil.MarbleMarble is a high priced kitchen countertop option that is less stain-resistant and more porous than granite.Marble requires constant sealing to prevent staining.Solid SurfacingSolid surf acing is a mid to pricey option that you may know by the brand name of Corian. Solid surf acing islong lasting, non-porous, & stain resistant. There’s plenty of patterns & colors to select f rom f or kitchencountertops. Countertop seams are usually inconspicuous since there is a consistent pattern to thematerial since it is artif icial, unlike natural stone. Solid surf acing is colored throughout, so minor cuts &scratches can be buf f ed away.Engineered QuartzEngineered quartz countertops are a mid to pricey kitchen countertop option that is not a solid piece ofquartz, but about 95% ground up quartz & 5% polymer resin. The quartz & polymer resin combinationcreates a hard stone-looking countertop. You may have heard of the name brands of Avanza, Cambria,Silestone, Zodiac, or Ceasar Stone. Engineered quartz is low maintenance, does not need sealing, & somebrands can provide microbial protection.MetalMetal countertops are a mid priced kitchen countertop option that include stainless steel, copper, zinc, &others. These metals can give your kitchen a prof essional restaurant kitchen f eel. Metal countertops canscratch, show f ingerprints, & show water spots. Some metal countertops may patina over time (which youmay like or hate the look of ).ConcreteConcrete is a higher priced countertop to have installed. In case you do it yourself , it can be cheap.Concrete is heat resistant, can be custom colored, & can be cast in any shape. Concrete kitchencountertops need sealing since they are porous.Butcher BlockButcher block countertops are a low to mid priced kitchen countertop option. Butcher block creates a warmf eeling in a kitchen, however requires cautious cleaning & f requent oiling. It can dent, scratch, & get waterdestroy.
  3. 3. Sheet GlassSolid glass countertops are a pricey kitchen countertop option that is a matchless modern option f orcountertops, in the event that they are lit f rom underneath. Glass comes in dif f erent transparencies,patterns, & colors.Recycled GlassRecycled glass countertops are an eco-f riendly option, however they are higher priced. Recycled glasscountertops are made of about 85% recycled glass & 15% concrete. It is comparable to granite in itsstrength, however it needs to be sealed periodically since the concrete portion can stain.PaperPaper countertops are another eco-f riendly mid priced kitchen countertop option. The countertops aremade by mixing discarded paper & resin. There’s even some made out of elderly money.Share the post "Kitchen Countertops"