Kitchen countertops are indispensable in a kitchen. They serve as work surfaces to prepare dishes, places to set hot cookware from the stove or oven, and very often, in most modern kitchens, part of them is used for family meals, and snacks. Because kitchen countertops feature so strongly in a kitchen, they also add to the look of the kitchen as much as kitchen cabinets do. If you are planning a new kitchen, or just upgrading your current kitchen, have you given much thought to which type of countertop is best for you? There are so many options available, that it can be bewildering to choose the right one. Let's look at what is available.
Granite, marble and quartz are the premier materials used for kitchen countertops, granite being the most preferred. This stone is made up of minerals compacted together by extreme heat and pressure which makes it almost as tough as diamond. It comes in different colors and shades which adds to its natural beauty. Heat, weathering and deterioration do not usually affect granite. When properly sealed, it can tolerate stains, scratches and dents. However, granite is heavy and needs to be supported adequately. Cleaning it daily with a stone cleaner will be enough to maintain it. But it needs to be resealed at least once a year to protect its surface from liquid seepage and dirt. To maintain its shine you have to regularly wax and polish it.
For instance you might pair one counter top material for the island countertop and pick another to pair with the cabinetry that runs along the walls. Or, you could use stainless steel adjoining the cooktop with a marble insert for a bake center and solid surface material around the perimeter. When looking at choices for your countertop material give some thought also to them as a matching or completely different backsplash.
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