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A QUICK GUIDE TO KITCHEN COUNTER-TOPS

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Your kitchen worktop is the most active work space. Prepping your food, displaying your ingredients, involving the family in for shared baking or cooking experiences and grabbing a meal every now and then – your counter-tops are the most versatile part of your kitchen.

When thinking of remodeling your kitchen, it’s essential to pick out the perfect material for your counter-top. The material of your counter-top adds finesse and character to your kitchen and sets a specific tone as well. The right material not only creates the perfect look but also serves unique purposes for regular use!

Today we will be acquainting you with some popular and some unique counter-top materials that you can consider when picking out the most suited counter-top for yourself.

Granite

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It is the most traditional choice for counter-tops and is also one of the most varied natural materials out there. It comes in a variety of shades like midnight black, preppy blue, mottled wine and intense red. It’s durable and can take a lot of knife nicks, splashes, heat and a lot of wearing. But since it’s natural, it does require some extra care and protection from stains.

Stainless Steel

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Initially this material was restricted to commercial kitchens but over the years we have seen it being embraced into our homes. With the advent of the industrial look that has come to dominate the latest kitchen trends, stainless steel is the go to material chosen for the most chic counter-tops. And to top it all off, they are durable and nearly indestructible and can take a lot of brutal hits all through your culinary romp!

Glass

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This is increasingly becoming a popular choice in contemporary kitchens. Although it’s a little on the pricier side, glass can be given any shape, texture or color. The perfect embodiment of modern aesthetics, glass is also a very sanitary material to work with not to forget extremely durable and stain-resistant.

Quartz

quartz countertops

This material comes close to granite in terms of its extreme popularity as a counter-top. Being an engineered material  (crafted of resin and quartz chips), it is practically maintenance free! It withstands stains, scratches, heat and is a resilient material. Caesarstone is one of the most famous brands that make quartz worktops for kitchen do  not compromise on quality or beauty!

Solid Surface

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Crafted out of acrylic and polyester, solid surface counter-tops are one of the most versatile materials out there. It comes in a host of different colors and designs and is very popular due to being resistant to heat, scratches and splashes. Initially they were synonymous to the name Corian as it was the first brand that started manufacturing it and still remains one of the best when it comes to solid surfaces!

Choosing an appropriate counter top is not very tricky if you have a clear idea about your budget and vision. Your counter-top should be durable, not very high maintenance and should complement the overall feel and look of your kitchen.

Check out a host of beautiful and a varied selection of counter-tops at Plüsch Living!


 

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