Kitchen. Friday , January 12th , 2018 - 11:01:22 AM
There are many things that can contribute to the overall appearance and feel of your kitchen, as well as to the practicality and functionality of this room, and one of these things is the countertops. When you think about it most of us spend a fair amount of time in the kitchen, so having this room look and feel right without compromising on functionality is important. Your kitchen countertops can make a big difference to your kitchen, and with the wide range of kitchen countertops available these days it is possible to find something that suits your tastes, matches the rest of the decor in the room, and fits in with your budget. You can choose from a wide range of different materials, colours, and styles when it comes to your kitchen countertops, so you can enjoy having countertops that look stylish, are easy to maintain, are high quality, and wont cost the earth.
Traditionally, Formica or laminate countertops were your only choice for countertop material. Today you have many more choices for countertop material, both natural and manmade. Natural materials, such as granite, quartz, and hardwoods are very popular, and add a touch of elegance to your kitchen. Granite, especially, offers visual interest and style to your kitchen, and is one of the most popular countertop materials in use today. It is very durable, easy to maintain, and will last a lifetime.
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.
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