Your kitchen counter will be exposed to moisture and assorted acids from food on a regular basis. As such, choosing the right material for kitchen essential, and this is where you might feel confused, since there are so many options at your disposal. Here are the most popular options to help speed up the decision-making process.
Granite looks lovely and lasts… well, forever
When properly sealed, granite can resist almost anything you can throw at it, making this one of the most durable options at your disposal. Besides, it looks absolutely gorgeous, with plenty of unique colours and grains, not to mention customisable finishes.
Marble can rival any other material and come out on top (pun intended)
A class apart from most other materials at your disposal, marble gives a unique look that seems to be in vogue at all times. Known for its characteristic patina, the stone can, however, show stains and scratches more prominently. So, you will need to take good care of it.
Stainless Steel may not look perfect, but lasts for ages
Stainless steel makes scratches and fingerprints more visible than most materials. However, if that does not bother you, the excellent resistance against stains and easy to clean nature of the metal make it an excellent choice. Did we mention it is also wonderfully resistant to heat? Small wonder professional chefs love it!
Quartz is tough, stain resistant and good against food acids
Worried about food acid stains? Install a quartz countertop and it will stave off all those fruit juices your kids keep spilling during breakfast. Or the food you often spill when pouring it out of the wok. You get the idea! Besides, it looks good.
Fire resistant plywood looks great and offers high durability
Wood in the kitchen, near all that fire? Well, that is why we suggest using fire retardant plywood. Once you get it sealed with a high quality heat resistant resin, plywood can be a wonderful choice. Get it stained in your favourite shades, and you will have a customised countertop designed just for you. Besides, with fireproof plywood prices at an all time low right now, it is a very logical time to make this choice.
So, what do you say? Which of these materials do you think would work best in your kitchen? Let us know in the comments. And if you are looking for fire retardant plywood to build your kitchen countertop, feel free to browse our collection of top of the line fire retardant plywood.