Materials for the Interior of Your Kitchen
Technology has provided several options to choose from for adorning your kitchen with the desired look. Various combinations of texture, color, ease of use and durability constitute your choice while hunting for finishing styles for your kitchen.
Depending on individual taste there is an array of choices available in the market today for assembling the interiors of your kitchen. The one that deserves foremost consideration is the different types of stone available for finishing the work surfaces in the kitchen.
First in the line is the granite, as it lends a dash of sophistication to the ambience of your kitchen. It can withstand high temperatures and can last forever. The downside with it is that it is starkly expensive and cumbersome to install. It is available in pre- sized blocks and thus is limited in covering projections and curves in the design if any.
The nearest substitute for granite is the stone reconstituted from its particles like quartz stone. With other attributes remaining the same as with granite, it has the advantage over granite in being able to cut to the required size and design. Being porous, every stoned surface stands the risk of being infected with germs.
Laminates, both high and low pressure offer wider choice at the range of colors available and are highly resistant to heat. They are lighter to handle and their finish is elegant. They are less resistant to impact than the stone, and thus are a cheaper choice in case you don’t require to engage in high impact activities on these surfaces.
Ceramic tiles come in several designs, textures and color. They give a very segregated look to the interiors. They are resistant to high temperatures and facilitate replacing each one individually in case damaged, than replacing the entire service. The joints stand the danger of being stuck with material used over them, requiring extra maintenance.
Another option available is the hard paint. The best part of using the paint for finishing your kitchen’s surface is that it allows customisation of the shades of the color you intend to use. Thus rendering the finish more personalized than other options can offer. It is also a better choice for displaying the details of the design and inversely facilitates detailing of the same. The downside with using the paint is that it is prone to chipping over time.
Another option available is of various types of glasses. Glass tops look elegant but are prone to straining if used roughly enough, and the straining is non reversible. Glasses are expensive to purchase and a single stain can ruin the look for ever .You
Whatever material you decide upon for your kitchen’s interiors, just make sure that you keep away from coming up with a monotonous look by using the same material throughout. Use different materials for different surfaces of your kitchen: stone for the working surfaces and laminates for the cabinet doors.
Also try to use different shades and patterns from the same color scheme for generating a level of interest in the interiors of your kitchen. s