Beautiful & affordable countertops
A countertop is the shiniest space in your kitchen. You prepare food, display the final work, even dine on it. When you get beyond the brand names, choosing countertops really comes down to materials. Let’s take a look at some beautiful & affordable countertop materials.
Natural stone is a traditional and popular countertop worldwide. They are durable, shiny, and easy to shape. Common materials of natural stone countertops are granite, marble, soapstone, etc. Natural stone countertops are extremely durable and heat-resistant compared to other materials. The cons are obvious as well, they often need to be sealed to resist stains, and you have little control over colors on one piece of the stone plate.
Modern technology has brought us countless benefits, material science is one of them. Nowadays, people use dense acrylic, polyester, and other compounded materials for countertops. The benefits of these materials are durable, low-maintenance, repairable, etc. However, they may not be as heat-resistant as natural stones. Some of them could have scratches during daily use.
Today’s fabricators have made concrete countertops to the next level. Pre-cast concrete counters are normally 11/2 inch thick and can the slabs can belong as 10 feet. You can even customize the colors of the countertops. The modern concrete countertops are scratch-free and heat resistant. You can almost choose any color you like. At the same time, they may not be as affordable as other materials because of the color choice and sealing cost.