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GC NYC For Kitchen Counter-tops:
Your kitchen is the center piece of your home, where you cook, eat and entertain. So its décor and cabinetry must meet your functional needs. If you are thinking to replace your kitchen counter-top, there is huge variety of material, colors, design and pattern is available now in the market. Earlier, the only choices were plastic, laminate or wood butcher-block. Today multiple options are present from natural stone to quartz composite and stained concrete. The best kitchen material for you depends on your desired color, design and budget and how it will harmonize with your home’s decor.
Material Consideration When Buy a Counter-top:
You should consider material for your counter-top that is more likely to resist stains and chips.
Sizeable sample: Always try to look at the materials up and take home large samples. Small samples are hard to visualize how it will look like in your kitchen.
Check the warranty: Never forget to ask for the warranty.
Consider the sink: An under mounted sink is best for water proof counters and it is placed under the counter. While the top mounted sink is placed when counter is installed. It can be used with any type of counter-top material. Some materials such as stainless steel and solid surfacing can be used with both top mounted and under mounted sink.
Kitchen Countertops: What’s your Choice?
Quartz: Quartz is a blend of stone chips, resins and pigments. It is also known as engineered stone. Quartz is now seeing as fashionable practical, they are best for the area which gets plenty of use. Quartz is now leading top material for counters. Composite quartz is non-porous and hygienic that’s why 100 percent bacteria free. Therefore needs less maintenance too. It has the quality of stain resistance and is waterproof. It can be installed with under-mounted sinks.
Granite: Granite is a popular natural stone counter material. They are commonly found in kitchen showrooms and stores. They are solid and scratch resists so good choice for heavily use areas. They can also use with under-mounted sinks. But they require periodic sealing for stain protection.
Plastic Laminate: Plastic laminate is made with Kraft paper impregnated with resins. It is a durable material which comes in wide range of colors and patterns. Plastic laminate counters are best for the heavily used areas and easy to clean. They are good at resisting stains, impact and heat. But they can easily scratch and can’t be repaired.
Solid Surfacing: Solid surfacing materials such as corian, staron are composed of acrylic and polyester. Solid surfacing counter-tops are highly stained and scratch resistance. They are also repairable and available in limitless patterns. They imitate natural stone. Solid surface sinks are also available to match or contrast with the counter-top.
Tile: Tile is often applied to plywood or directly over existing plastic laminate counter-tops. They work nicely on back-splash or island top. They are easy to install and inexpensive.
Ultra compact: It is the combination of quartz, porcelain and glass. They are very good at resisting abrasion, stain and heat.
Navigating through all these different materials can be a mess without a qualified kitchen remodeling contractor, so do yourself a huge favor and do some homework before choosing your kitchen. At the end of the day, this ends up being the most used and most important part of your home.
This information was contributed by:
Customers Kitchen & Bath 252-02 Rockaway Blvd, Rosedale, NY 11422 718-276-3111 http://customerskb.com