Granite is great. No one is denying that, since it is one of the most used materials on kitchen counters. Granites durability, longevity and good looks make it ideal for kitchen countertops and other heavily used surfaces, including table tops and floors. Beyond granite, there are a multitude of countertop options available, and their number just increases over time. If youre in the market for a kitchen makeover, you may find that many great nongranite surfaces.
New colorizing and stain techniques have made Concrete Counters more popular than ever in the world of kitchen countertops types. Skilled craftsmen can create beautiful concrete countertops in any color, shape and size. Embedded stones, tile or even silicone chips can be added to the mix to create a piece of art. The result is a beautiful counter thats durable as well as scratch- and heat resistant. The counters, which can be extremely heavy, are susceptible to damage from acidic liquids and must be sealed and regularly maintained to resist stains.
In the mean time Stainless Steel kitchen countertops can be found in any style of kitchen, from contemporary to traditional, because they complement many of todays appliances. Stainless steel is stain- and heat-resistant, but its susceptible to scratches and dents. Of course, steel isnt the only metal countertop material on the market. You might also consider copper, pewter or zinc. Also Solid-surface countertops (such as Corian, for example) can look like natural stone, but theyre generally less expensive and require less maintenance. The big advantages from solid-surface counters is on the making process can be created with virtually no seams. That can be a plus not only in terms of appearance, but it also makes cleaning much easier. These counters are heat- and moisture-resistant and easy to clean. They can, however, be scorched and scratched.
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