Published at Wednesday, November 20th 2019, 05:53:16 AM. Natural Stone Countertops By Elisabeth Greta. Corian Countertops. Corian is another type of engineered stone similar to quartz. This type of solid surface stone countertop offers most of the advantages of granite and quartz as well as several unique benefits. Like granite and quartz countertops, Corian countertops are heat, stain, and scratch resistant. It is also nonporous, so it will never need to be sealed. Moreover, Corian has the added benefit of being certified kosher. Unlike granite, Corian countertops can also be totally integrated with Corian backsplashes and sinks to create a visually seamless surface. Nonetheless, Corian also does have disadvantages. It is heat resistant, but only to 212ºF. Higher temperatures will damage your counter, so you'll almost always need to protect your Corian countertop from hot objects. Also, as with quartz, some individuals prefer the natural look of granite to the uniform and consistent appearance of Corian. Corian countertops are also only available in limited colors and patterns, which some people dislike.
Published at Wednesday, November 20th 2019, 05:51:08 AM. Laminate countertops By Danica Allie. To help your laminate countertop last a long time, some care needs to be taken. Although the laminate surface is fairly strong, it can be scratched, chipped or cut. The edges are most vulnerable to chipping so keep this in mind when moving heavy objects on or around the laminate countertop. Always use a cutting board when using knives or sharp utensils on the laminate countertop to protect from scratches and cuts. The laminate countertop surface can also be scorched if high heat is applied onto it. To protect from heat damage, avoid placing hot pot and pans directly on the laminate countertop surface.
Published at Wednesday, November 20th 2019, 05:50:03 AM. Natural Stone Countertops By Elisabeth Greta. Concrete slab countertops are fast becoming a popular option. Since most contractors will form and pour the concrete right there on site, it truly provides a custom look. You can get a beautiful polished concrete slab with any color pigment you choose. Chemicals stains and composites can mimic the looks of other natural stones like marble granite and even limestone. A coat of epoxy will give it that pretty glossy look and finish to help protect it.
Published at Wednesday, November 20th 2019, 05:49:11 AM. Natural Stone Countertops By Danica Allie. Simple hues for classy look. Compared to granites these stones have very less color variations such as white and grey, with black and brown tinges. But color variations do occur due to the chemical elements such as pink (iron), green (copper), pink, red, blue, green, yellow, or orange. Because of other excellent qualities quartzites cannot be easily dismissed based on limited color choices. Natural quartzite countertops show strong character and look better when complemented with matching surroundings. Quartzite countertops take a glossy finish (metallic, in case of grey variants) giving a luxurious touch to your kitchen. Quartzite stones feature some of the beautiful textures and designs, making your kitchen look artistic.
Published at Wednesday, November 20th 2019, 05:47:23 AM. Kitchen Countertops By athena gabriella. Modern homes tend to have a lighter look. oftentimes utilizing brighter colors as a base rather than a complimentary piece. Glass countertops tend to have brighter colors which are perfect for complimenting the modern kitchen. The colors will compliment white cabinets and walls very well. Not only will the colors and design go well together, but the beautiful shine of the glass make the kitchen one of the most admired rooms in the house. Granite in this case would make the kitchen conflictive and the beauty would be lost.
Published at Wednesday, November 20th 2019, 05:45:58 AM. Wood Countertops By AMY ARYANA. Types of Wooden Countertops. Once you've decided on a wood countertop for your kitchen, you'll see that there are more choices you have to get the look. Wood countertops come in a few styles that are worth considering. Keep in mind where your sink and appliances will be factors in your countertop installation. Here are few styles that might be a great fit for your kitchen.
Published at Wednesday, November 20th 2019, 05:45:03 AM. Kitchen Countertops By Milani Emma. A combination of two materials can be a solution when you are considering tasks that will be performed on that countertop. While you may choose granite or ceramic for the majority of countertops, you may want a section of wood for chopping, cutting and slicing, or marble for rolling out pastry and candy making. The combination of two materials can be worked into the design and provide the best solution, where one type of material is for a work area, and another for clean-up or eating. In fact, countertops affect the look and feel of the whole kitchen and can make a dramatic design statement.