Ceramic tiles can make a beautiful surface for your kitchen counter tops. The variety available is only limited by your imagination and pocketbook. There are artists available that will design your tiles to suit your decor needs. This is the simplest way to design that suits to your hopes for your new remodeled kitchen. To keep a tile counter surface clean for your food preparation requires an extra effort and this is the biggest issue. To keep the area of your kitchen countertops clean and bacteria free, apply a sealant coat to the grout that used to hold the tiles in place.
Stainless steel kitchen counter tops will bring the appearance of modern technology to your kitchen.
Its bright shining metal is easy to clean surfaces and make spaces age appearance that suits many kitchen decor. From everyday food preparation and the use of strong cleaning chemicals this tough material can handle the abuse that an active kitchen can endure. . Another thing from stainless steel it does not chip, can resist scratching and dents from normal use. This material should be on top of your list for consideration if you want a sleek modern look to achieve your kitchen decor.
Pure copper is another metal for kitchen countertops that is not often considered. Extremely hygienic, its softer metal has a 'lining finish' when in its pure state. Tests have shown that pure copper will kill many bacteria that live in kitchen environments. Over time copper achieves its soft brown finish, this will give your kitchen decor a mellow appearance. The 'living finish' will repair the appearance of your kitchen countertops very quickly despite that its softness will scratch more readily than other materials. Just buff or sand the metal smooth again and in a few weeks, the warm brown color will reappear.
Variety of stones used for kitchen counter tops are always available. The most popular are marble, granite, travertine and slate. These stones come in a variety of colors with travertine having the most variety. Its natural pits and grooves are the drawback of travertine stone. To give the smooth surface desired in kitchen countertops filler is needed.
Marble is smooth and comes in many shades however this stone requires a sealant to resist stains and liquids because of its porous nature. Granite has limited shades available and needs to be sealed against liquids. On the contrary, natural slate is highly water and stain resistant and very easy to keep clean and hygienic. Because of its very dense nature slate resisrt scratches well.
You can now design your new remodeled kitchen by these ideas.