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When installing new furniture in the kitchen it is necessary to determine in advance with the material from which the tabletop will be executed. Currently, for the production of a working surface are used both natural stone and artificial materials, which have their advantages and disadvantages.
Kitchen tabletops. What to choose: artificial or natural stone?
In order to make it easier to decide on the choice, you must understand all the "pros" and cons" of natural and artificial materials
A natural stone table
In this case, for the production of the working surface is used granite or marble. Both the first and second material have a high safety margin, abrasion resistance, good appearance and long operating life.
However, making a choice in favor of a natural stone, remember that when splitting as a result of a fall or other strong mechanical impact such a tabletop will be subject to repair and it will have to simply throw away. The disadvantages of products of this type can also include heavy weight, complexity of installation and high cost. In addition, marble needs complex care, loses its original appearance under the influence of acids and requires systematic treatment with special means.
Countertops made of natural stone are suitable for premium class cuisine, but for more "modest" furniture they are inappropriate.
2. Countertops made of artificial stone
These kitchen surfaces are made of acrylic material, which includes mineral fillers. The material is of good durability, a wide selection of colors and a relatively small weight. A table of this type can have any standard sizes and shape due to the fact that its individual parts are fastened in one design with the help of special joints hiding seams.
Acrylic tabletops are perfect for a kitchen of any class and allow you to perfectly complement even the most original design idea. They are not "afraid" of moisture and acids, which do not require difficult care and can be used for a long time during careful use. In addition, compared to products made of natural stone, such tabletops are several times cheaper and can afford to buy them each.
How to protect your kitchen tabletop from distension ?
If the kitchen countertop is made of solid wood or chips, then its protection against the effects of moisture should be considered even at the time of installation. When scratching the sink, it is necessary to thoroughly process all the places of cutting with a silicone and take care that the plumbing product is fully fixed on the surface around the perimeter. It is also worth to work up the front tabletop that adjoins the wall with a sealant. So you exclude the possibility of moisture penetration inside the material.
During the operation of the tabletop, make sure that the water does not remain on its surface for a long time. At the end of the cooking procedure, wipe the entire working surface to the entire length from all sides and then it will not be deformed and will last for many years without losing its original appearance.