Granite, Marble and Quartz Countertop Edges Come in Many Styles
Expressing yourself with the kitchen in a unique way will certainly make your home shine, while creating a wonderful ambiance. The kitchen is an important room where you need to feel inspired while also having a perfect cooking environment. In order to achieve this, it would be best not to clutter the working space with unnecessary furniture so you may have more breathing space. Having a roomy kitchen doesn’t mean it has to be empty and lifeless. Instead of focusing on overcrowding it, you should pay attention to your countertop and turn it into a central piece. A countertop is a must have and is highly practical when performing your daily activities, but at the same time you can express yourself through it by choosing the adequate material and style that fits your tastes.
The most beloved materials used in manufacturing countertops are granite, marble and quartz, which all have their specific characteristics. For example it has to be noted that granite and marble are porous materials and if they aren’t properly sealed their colour will change in time, and this will affect the style of your entire kitchen. Not only that, but being porous also means that they can soak up bacteria and possibly contaminate the food you are working on. Marble, which is related to granite, has a specific lustre and shine to it while also being resistant to heat. The disadvantage of using marble is that, unlike granite, it can easily get scratched. On the other hand, quartz isn’t a porous material, and it’s far easier to maintain in the sense that you only need to wipe it in order to clean it. All of these materials are perfect in designing your favourite countertop; it’s all a matter of personal taste.
These countertops can come in various styles that with some added detail can change the overall look to it. For example, you can give it an eased and mitred edge which means that your countertop will have rounded corners. Bullnose is a typical style of a rounded edge countertop, and it is recommended mainly for the classic and traditional kitchen. The classic rounded style can be also mixed in design with the more modern square edges, giving you the ogee countertops, which are also suited for traditional kitchens.
These are only a few examples of popular materials and styles used in designing kitchen countertops. There are no limits when turning your countertop in a focal point and expressing your personality with it. You can choose various colours while you can design your own edges as you want them and have them customised just for you.