Countertop. Saturday , October 07th , 2017 - 04:05:33 AM
If your budget still allows it but you do not want to have the hassle of maintaining a solid granite kitchen countertop, the next option would be engineered stone kitchen countertops. These are manmade and are much more resilient than solid granite. Market brands like DuPont and Siltstone carry many variations. The overall appearance and design of your kitchen can be influenced by your kitchen countertop. Therefore it is best that you consider not only what your personal choice of kitchen countertop is but also the kind of countertop that is most appropriate for your kitchen. Your budget is another important thing to consider when choosing a kitchen countertop.
Steel countertops are becoming quite common in homes nowadays so if you want to take the metal countertop option a step further and into the exotic, then a pewter countertop is a way to go. Pewter countertops have been used in French cafes for centuries and can add a touch of classic elegance to your home. Pewter is soft and durable, simple to maintain and is resistant to chemicals. The softness of the pewter allows decorative patterns to stamped or carved into it. You can have elegant designs stamped on the edges of the countertop or maybe a full elegant design on the surface of the countertop and covered with glass.
Let’s start with laminate. Laminate countertops are your basic, low cost countertops. Typically made of a plastic laminate material glued to a pressed wood surface, laminate countertops offer a seemingly limitless array of color and pattern options. Today’s laminate can even mimic the look of natural stone with photographic representations of granite, and edges that are similar in style to those you see on natural stone countertops. But because laminate is the lowest priced countertop option, it has its limitations. Laminate is easily damaged, and not easily repaired. Knives and other sharp objects can scratch or gouge laminate, and heat from hot pans and dishes can scorch or bubble its surface. Since laminate is like a veneer, there is no room to buff out damage. Laminate countertops will not last a lifetime, either. You should expect to need to replace laminate within 10 to 15 years.
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