Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Selecting a Durable, Scratch Proof Kitchen Countertop for your Kitchen

Posted by Talha Anwer | Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | Category: |
Selecting the most suitable countertop is a crucial activity in kitchen design. You have to consider a lot of factors to decide what is best for your kitchen, which includes cost, durability, maintenance, aesthetics, colors and overall beauty, of course. You can select from a variety of Granite, Stainless Steel, Laminate, Marble and wooden countertops for your kitchen.

These days, in majority of Interior design projects and showrooms in Pakistan like Habitt, you will notice the abundance of attractive laminate countertops available in colors that go very well with the kitchen furniture and design. However, the smooth surface of laminate is made from a plastic-coated synthetic, requires impractically extensive care and is a great burden on your pocket.

In my opinion, Granite gives you the best value for money (reasonable quality and color costs around Rs. 550-600 / sq. feet) and is the most suitable choice due to following reasons:

Tough & Durable

Granite is strong and scratch resistant. You will still admire the beauty of your natural stone five years down the road. You can even have your kids dance on the counter.

No extraordindary care needed

I have literally seen homes that had to built a hidden small kitchen (often called dirty kitchen) to maintain the shine of their laminate countertops and PVC cabinets. Granite countertops, however, can be easily cleaned and maintained. You can cut meat and vegetables on it and put hot items such as griddles, fryers, and oven toaster without fear of leaving leave char marks or burning the surface of your kitchen countertop.

Cost

The cost of Granite is higher than marble. However, you will have to regret after a few months if you select marble to save even Rs. 100/sq feet.

Beauty & Availability

Granite counter tops are naturally beautiful after a good lasting finish. These are available in a variety of patterns and colors, from various shades of popular beige and brown to red, white, green, blue, and black.

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  1. There are lots of various kinds of kitchen countertops that you could select from, for example you will discover granite counters, which are one of the more preferred options for several reasons.


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