The important consideration to make whether remodeling or designing your kitchen is the kitchen countertops. Because it is the most used and noticeable area in the kitchen. Choosing the right material will play an important part in appearance as well as in cleaning your kitchen countertops. Ceramic tiles, stainless steel, stone, stone composites and man-made materials are some of the materials available.
Most of the kitchen countertops beautiful surfaces are made from ceramic tiles. The variety available is only limited by your imagination and pocketbook. There are artists available that will design your tiles to suit your decor needs. In order to suit your hopes for your new remodeled kitchen, it is the easiest way. For food praparation the tile counter surface must always keep hygienic. The grout that used to hold the tiles in place needs a sealant coat to be applied on it and an extra attention to keep the area of your kitchen countertops clean and bacteria free.
Stainless steel kitchen counter tops will bring the appearance of modern technology to your kitchen.
Its bright shining metal is easy to clean surfaces and make spaces age appearance that suits many kitchen decor. An active kitchen can endure the everyday food preparation and the use of harsh cleaning chemical and this tough material can handle all of these.. Stainless steel will resist scratching and dents from normal use and does not chip. To achieve your kitchen decor into a clean and sleek modern look, it should be on the toip of your list of consideration.
Pure copper is another metal for kitchen countertops that is not often considered. It has a “lining finish” when in its pure state, softer metal and extremely hygienic. Tests have shown that pure copper will kill many bacteria that live in kitchen environments. The soft brown finish that copper achieves over time will give a mellow appearance to your kitchen decor. Although the softness of the metal will scratch more than other materials, its “living finish” can repair the appearance of you kitchen countertops. You can buff or sand the metal to make it smooth again,after a few weeks, the warm brown color will reappear.
Stones used in kitchen counter tops has their varieties available. Some of the most familiar are marble, granite, travertine and slate. Among these stones the travertine has the most variety of colors. Sadly the issue of travertine is the natural pits and grooves of this stone. To give the smooth surface desired in kitchen countertops filler is needed.
Marble is smooth and comes in several shades, but the porous nature of this stone requires a sealant to resist stains and liquids. In addition granite needs also to be sealed against liquids and has limited available shades. The highly water and stain resistant is the natural slate, it is also very easy to keep it clean and hygienic. Slate resists scratches well due to its very dense nature as well.
These are some ideas on how you can design your new remodeled kitchen.
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