First of all, Kitchen countertops should be practical, no matter how much time you spend preparing food. And since nothing is perfect in the world, we will tell about different materials of countertop working surfaces.
For making wooden countertops, only solid wood is suitable (oak, ash, cherry, nut, as well as exotic -merbau, iroko). It can be either from an array or from a glued beam. The edges of Kitchen countertops are carefully rounded and surfaces are treated with deep impregnation oil during the countertop installation in order to protect the surface from moisture, dirt and rapid temperature changes.
The production of countertops from solid wood requires appropriate equipment and experience. The durability of the material completely depends on these qualities.
Countertops made of glass are very rare. Finding quality glass countertops is quite difficult and usually, they are quite expensive. Such countertops are made from hot factory glass and it’s possible to order any style and form you want.
The steel countertop is reliable, durable, hygienic, strong, resistible to high temperatures (you can be free to put hot frying pans on it). At the same time, it’s not too much expensive than chipboard and much cheaper than granite countertops. The countertops made of stainless steel is suitable for modern hi-tech kitchen styles. There are also copper options, which are often used for kitchens decorated in a classic style.
This type of countertop is also durable giving you the ability to have your own, unique drawing on it. For greater strength and reliability, the countertop can be reinforced with a metal or wooden frame, which is which is pasted with tiles. It’s better if it’s a small, bright, original and effective. In addition, it’s convenient to work on it and easy to install. Such countertop can be easily made if you have the right equipment and your own pattern.
Granite is the most practical material for making countertops among the whole spectrum of natural stones. With its hardness and durability, granite countertops can be compared with diamond. Granite is a durable and strong stone that does not melt, does not emit harmful substances, it’s neutral to acids and fats and easy to maintain.
The strength of granite is very high, which make the cooking surface perfect. Granite countertops installation is relatively easy. One of the advantages of these countertops is the ability to mount it not only on the base of cabinet furniture but also on standing elements.