Thursday, September 29, 2011

Materials on the kitchen counter - Advantages and disadvantages II

There are many materials for the construction of your kitchen countertop, which is constantly exposed to stresses, sharp knives, heat, bugs and more. So should the bench is beautiful and aesthetic and durable and functional. Listed below the first part of the article explores each material, the advantages and disadvantages.

A. Bench wood
 It is a precious and warm material with many applications.

Installed and repaired easily and inexpensively.
Material is recycled, environmentally friendly.
Combines easily with wooden furniture and joinery.

Need frequent and thorough cleaning.
It needs regular maintenance with varnish suitable for food.
Is sensitive to heat and humidity.
Deep scratches and cracks are not easily fixed.

B. Bench of Laminate
 It is very economical material, easy cleaning and a variety of colors and designs.

Extremely low cost.
Resistant to stains, scratches and heat
The cleaning is achieved with just soap and water.

While resistant to abrasion and heat, they may be damaged by very hot pots and pans or very sharp knives.
If damage as mentioned above are difficult to repair.

C: Bench marble or granite
 As a material of natural stone is very durable. Has limited color choices but each choice is unique and natural. These two materials are more expensive since they are natural materials and also because we need to find large pieces of marble or granite.

It is incomparable in strength.
There is no change in time.
The cleaning is very easy and simple.

As the granite and marble are very heavy materials, the furniture has supported such a bench is a very good construction.
It is probably the most expensive choice in materials for kitchen counters.

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