Stone Work and Treatment
Once you invest in a new kitchen, you have to just hope you made the right choices because you can’t change your mind so easily; that would waste a lot of time, money and effort. That’s why before picking whatever looks good or seems good, you must research on it… And that’s what this article will help you do.
- Granite – This is the worktop material to pick when factors like money are no problem. So if you’re on a tight budget, it’s probably best to skip this paragraph. Granite worktops exceeds it’s title as just a worktop material as it defines the kitchen. Furthermore, they are really low maintenance, once they are installed, no special care is needed since they are extremely hard and can handle their job well. If improperly installed, the job will need to be done twice, so if you’re going to install granite worktops, do it right the first time!
- Quartz Surfacing – This provides a perfect balance between ease of caring and beauty of the stone. It has a non-porous surface that helps resist scratches and it is much harder with depth, radiance and lucidity that can’t be found in other solid surfaces. Lastly, despite it being relatively pricey, its permanency can make it a worthy investment.
- Marble – Unmatched in terms of its distinctive patterns and luminosity, it’s a choice everyone would pick if they could. Because of it’s monetary value, marble is rarely seen on the worktops of whole kitchens – many limit it to one or two small areas. As well as just looking good in your kitchen, it is heatproof and waterproof. However, marble needs constant maintenance as it is highly susceptible to stains, chipping and scratches.
- Tile – The uneven surface provided by tiles can make it difficult to roll out a pie crust or balance a cutting board. However, it is effortless to clean and long-lasting. On top of that, it is inexpensive and can holds its own against sharp knives and heat. Tiles offer endless options for designs and colours while working with almost any kitchen style.
- Concrete – In kitchens with oddly shaped and oddly placed worktops, concrete would be the best material to choose as it is usually cast right in your kitchen and tailored perfectly for you. Concrete stands up well to heavy use while simultaneously being scratch and heat resistant. Nevertheless, concrete is very heavy and will need strong support beneath. Lastly, without frequent sealing, it can stain easily. So if you’d like concrete worktops, be sure to keep it topped up!
In conclusion, it all narrows down to your budget and your preference. Concrete worktops might not be your cup of tea but if you have oddly shaped worktops, it might be the only material that works best. And while anyone would love to have granite worktops; if you’re on a smaller fund, sadly you’ll have to let go of the idea.