Toni Sweet. Countertop. October 08th , 2017.
Next up in budget terms is a wide range of natural wood countertops and not so natural imitation stone countertops. ’Silestone’ is another best countertop idea. It is the color range from vermilion to ’day-glo’ orange that makes this countertop well worth investigating. Silestone also has a very appealing warm leathery quality feel. Corian is a synthetic countertop surface that can be fitted like wood but has the hard quality of marble or quartz, another one the best kitchen countertop ideas.
Granite is such a strong and reliable material to use when designed kitchen countertops. A few common issues are of no concern if you have granite countertops; some of these are chipping of countertops and burning. Granite itself is heatproof, so if you have to place a scorching pot on it, it will warm but not burn.
Somewhere in between natural stone and synthetic countertops is engineered stone, or quartz countertops. DuPont’s Zodiaq countertops are a popular quartz countertop choice, and are available in stunning color and pattern variations. Quartz countertops are composed of ground quartz which is blended with coloring, synthetic and other materials to form a unique, natural look not found in solid surface countertops. Quartz countertops are pricey, though. With pricing starting at about $45 per linear foot, it too is actually higher in price than some granite.
Since Zinc-made countertops do not rust therefore it looks great for a long time and this is one of its major benefits, compared to the other popular choices of the countertops. Even the stainless steel countertops get affected by rust, but zinc alternatives are rust free. However, these countertops might get discolored with time, but that is not a problem as it can be easily polished and it will again look like new. By using electric power polisher, wireless drills or sanders, these countertops can be polished. However, it is not advisable to polish the countertop when it is really not needed as the zinc might get weaker.
Soapstone is made up mostly of a mineral caled talc. Soapstone countertops are popular in modern and country style kitchens. If you get a stain on a soapstone counter, it can easily be sanded out of the counter. Soapstone countertops often come with flaws, which add character. A rubdown with mineral oil will bring out the color of soapstone, and make it shine.
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