Widad Koury. Kitchen. October 17th , 2017.
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.
Quartz is extremely hard, non-porous, and very elegant. Hardwood countertops are very beautiful, do require a little more upkeep, and are more forgiving to dishes if they are dropped on wood countertops, than granite or quartz. Manmade materials include laminates, Corian, tile, and concrete. Laminates are inexpensive and durable, though they can be scratched or burnt relatively easily.
Glass countertop can make a very sexy look in a kitchen. It is considered a sophisticated choice nowadays. Glass countertop can match with almost any color you want for your kitchen. Its reflective quality makes any room larger and more vibrant. Laminates are considered the most common countertop material. It is also beautiful, cheap, and very elegant. Regular maintenance is what it needs, however. Ceramic tile for countertop is also one of the most expensive choices. Today, it has become a must for the kitchen. Ceramic tiles are available in so many different colors and hues that will match almost any motif for the kitchen.
Different types of materials are perfect for the different types of look you want to give your kitchen. Since the kitchen countertop is like the stage and the center of all the activities in the kitchen, you would want to invest an ample of time, energy and money on finding the best countertop that would match the theme you would like for your kitchen.
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