We demand quite a lot from the kitchen countertop. A good countertop material should have a long lifespan, be heat- and stain-resistant and at the same time, be stylish enough to complement our interiors.
In fact, the kitchen countertop is probably the most hardworking surfaces in the home. While most countertop materials are engineered to withstand harsh conditions, it requires consistent effort to maintain its lifespan. Here are some tips on how to choose and maintain the most popular kitchen countertop materials.
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Old school tiles are making a comeback with a modern twist – the various combinations of textures and patterns provide flexibility in design and will suit any budget.
Scratch- and heatproof, tiles have only one flaw: brittleness. Any heavy impact can result in cracks. Hence it is wise to keep a few spare pieces around if the need to replace tiles ever arises.
Unless you’ve opted for untreated tiles, which require periodic sealing, a typical cleaning agent and wet cloth will suffice for glazed ones (those sealed with melted glass). Put as much thought into selecting the grouts between each piece of tiles as they tend to trap dirt and turn black. The tedious cleaning process involves getting down and dirty with a toothbrush, vinegar and baking powder. Save on cleaning time and cost of sealants by choosing Fusion Pro Grout over typical cement options.
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