Countertops by Finishbuild
Choosing the best and toughest countertop for our kitchen is an important decision when we think about refurbishing or equipping this space. Since it is a key element in daily work, it is also the useful surface of the furniture that defines the space and frames the cooking and cleaning zones.
The cover is exposed to impacts, cuts, abrupt changes in temperature and grease, oil, acid etc. Therefore it must meet some essential requirements such as: strength, durability, ease of cleaning and, in addition, decorative aesthetics.
Currently manufacturers develop covers of both natural and synthetic materials that perfectly meet all requirements and also offer a variety of finishes and colors. Therefore, we present below the most innovative and best quality materials with which the covers or kitchen countertops are made, as well as some of their properties.
Compact Quartz Countertop
Regardless of the brand, from the best known siltstone or compact, the quality is similar among all; vary the designs, prices and the facility to find some of them.
It is a material of great hardness, difficult to scratch, it is cleaned easily, it resists well the water and the blows, although it is necessary to be careful with the high temperatures reason why it is better to use protectors when it is placed something that comes directly from the fire or oven.
The price is medium / high with a great variety of colors and designs.
The silestone is a versatile 90% natural quartz agglomerate, and crystal with a polyester resin alloy. This material is solid, is stain resistant and comes in a wide range of colors. Its basic characteristics are: low coefficient of absorption of liquids, good resistance against acids and fats, it is not scratched.
Natural stone: Granite and Marble
The granite decks are very hard, almost impossible to scratch, resist acid and shock. However, as the granite is porous, the stains penetrate, especially the oil, and can remain permanently. Instead, it completely resists the heat, so you can support hot pots and pans without any problem.
There are several colors, perhaps one of the most popular for kitchens is the pink granite or also the pearl gray. There is not as much variety as in silestone and the like, but every time new colors and presentations appear.
Regarding the marble, it is of characteristics quite similar to the granite, although a little more delicate, mainly with stains and acids, loses brilliance with facility. It resists scratches, but not strong impacts. This type of countertop is very elegant, but more complicated to maintain.
Another option for dressing the kitchen furniture are laminates. They are covered with multiple sheets of different materials to obtain a smooth compact, can be imitated from the most noble woods to the brightest aluminum, passing through marbles, stones or slates.
It is the most economical material, easy to maintain, resists bumps, heat and scratches. But it deteriorates more easily, the duration is less and you have to be very careful with the water. It is the solution for tight budgets or for more temporary situations.
Corian is a solid and homogeneous material, warm to the touch and similar to stone surfaces. It consists of two thirds of natural minerals and a high-strength acrylic, resulting in a flat, pore-free and hard as stone but can be cut like wood. It prevents absorption of liquids.
This material is available in more than one hundred colors that remain unchanged in the light, even in intense expositions.
They allow molding of worktop and sink in one piece. It is molded very easily, but it is hard and does not scratch. Totally resists water.
It is the ideal choice for lovers of the natural. The wooden decks form kitchens of great beauty, visual strength and decorative versatility, fit in a rustic kitchen or in an ultramodern.
Another advantage is the great versatility when choosing the tone, depending on the environment that you want to give the kitchen. There are cherry, walnut, oak. In spite of all the advantages, it is necessary to name some disadvantages as its porosity, its danger of scratches and little resistance to corrosive products.
They are of great beauty and decorative versatility, with great variety of colors and environments, from rustic to modern. But they are very porous, so that the stains penetrate easily, are scratched quickly and the maintenance in general is delicate.
Whether is for food preparation, lavatories, or workrooms in general, FinishBuild brings the best of materials in order to let you worry just about the look you love the most. Thinking on functionality, durability, and aesthetics we have select different layer looks just for you.