Published at Saturday, November 23rd 2019, 02:13:13 AM. Natural Stone Countertops. By Danica Allie.
Soapstone Countertops. You're likely familiar with soapstone from your high school chemistry lab; those black tables were made from soapstone. Today soapstone is becoming popular in kitchen countertops because of its extreme stain resistance. It is also heat resistant and will not etch. One drawback to soapstone counters is that they are only available in a limited number of dark colors. Soapstone is generally a grayish color in nature, although it is usually oiled to a black finish for commercial and residential use. Soapstone counters are also vulnerable to scratching. However, soapstone counters can actually be sanded to remove nicks and mars, so this susceptibility to scratching isn't always seen as a huge shortcoming.
First things, most natural stone countertops are heavy. The heaviness causes them to be scratch resistant apart from being resistant to stains. Middle Eastern mountains produce durable granites that are preferred for use as natural stone countertops. The granites produced from these mountains are found to be more resistant to heavy scratches and juice stains. Quartz Countertops are known to be resistant to permanent stains. Use quartz countertops if you know there would be a lot of juice, wine and sugar related stains. Quartz is the fourth hardest mineral in nature making it fit for use in natural stone countertops. It is a bit expensive though and will cause a dent in your wallet!
Measure Before Purchasing. There are different types of countertops and slabs available in the market. The types and price of slabs can be noted. It is always better to see personally, the type of stone before purchasing. The countertop has to be placed is measured perfectly before going for purchasing. The required measurement of the slab is suggested by the installer or the tile dealer. The color, size, thickness, price and measurement have to be confirmed personally before purchasing. Slabs are heavy and long lasting.It is better to call professional workers for installing it.
Limestone Countertops. Limestone is a sedimentary rock with qualities similar to marble. Available in a wide range of neutrals and whites, limestone countertops have a smooth appearance, unlike granite. Formed from sand and the shells of aquatic life, limestone frequently includes small fossils and shells; some homeowners particularly value this unique aspect of limestone countertops. However, like marble, limestone is a soft rock: it tends to stain and scratch easily and is susceptible to etching. Your limestone counter can be sealed to help prevent staining and etching, but limestone is not recommended for high use areas such as kitchens.
Natural stones like marble, granite, travertine, slate, natural quartz, and limestone are used as countertops. If the cabinet is built according to the standard size then it would be easier. The size of the cabinet depends on the kitchen size. As per homeowner's choice, the countertop has to be customized according to the size required. Countertops Are Important In Kitchen. The edges of the countertop are cut in many ways. Bull nose, even knife edge, and blunt cut are the different types of edge cuts. Mostly many people prefer the natural stone counter tops. It is easier to clean and maintain. The look of the kitchen changes with the type of slab used. These slabs are mainly used for supporting the kitchen work. Most of the cooking takes place on the countertop. Many things like oven, cutlery, mixer and utensils are constantly kept on it to be handy while cooking. It's necessary to install a countertop make it easy to clean.
Countertops are used in the kitchen which is mostly used for cooking. Above the cabinet, these countertops are laid to give an elegant finish. There are many types of slabs and countertops used in the kitchen. Some countertops and slabs are prefabricated and available in standard sizes. It is better to decide the type necessary according to your taste and the budget.
By installing a new custom countertop, the ability to design them to fit your kitchen according to the shape you want is possible. Designing your countertop to go with your cabinets lets you be more creative and gives you the desired space you need. There are a variety of materials you can use to customize you new counter. Natural stone is one of the most popular choices used. Unmatched, the beauty and durability is unbeatable. You can pick out a natural stone countertop slab with a color combination you won't find in any other kitchen. There are not two pieces of natural stone anywhere in the world that are same. A popular choice for countertops is Granite slab. This is the second hardest substance in existence which means it is, for the most part, impervious to scratching and heat-resistant. Granite provides an extremely durable surface needed in a kitchen environment. This natural stone has many color deviations to add to the beauty of your kitchen.