We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.
If you are thinking about renovating your kitchen, then you should start with your counters. Your kitchen counters set the tone for your home. They are used for meal preparation and add to your décor. Here are three styles of countertops.
Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on earth. This material is one of the most durable and eye-catching minerals for kitchens. The quartz slabs used to make the counters are engineered in a factory.
The main ingredient in the slabs are ground quartz. Other ingredients include pigments and polyester resins. Pigments give the counter its color and polyester resins combine the ingredients. Polyester resins make your counter nonporous, scratch resistant and stain resistant. This results in not having to seal your quartz countertops.
Natural-wood countertops are making a comeback, and give your kitchen a more organic look. They are made from pieces of hardwood that are connected together. This gives the counters stability and strength.
The wood surfaces are functional and decorative. They can be used for food prep, but are rarely used for chopping. The wood is properly sealed, which makes it sanitary for chopping meat.
If you are making renovations on a budget, then you can find affordable wood to line your counters. Most wood countertops are made from traditional butcher blocks. It gives your kitchen a cottage look with the block style counters.
Granite is one of the most popular materials for kitchens. It gives your kitchen a sophisticated look and adds to your kitchen's value. At the same time, granite provides you with a durable prep surface. It is made from a natural material which creates a variation in the stone's pattern. The variation in the pattern is one of the reasons why granite is so appealing to homeowners.
This stone is one of the most expensive materials for your kitchen. It also requires a bit more care than the materials previously mentioned in this article. Granite has to be resealed every six months depending on how regularly you use your counters. An advantage is that you can quickly wipe up stains like soda, acids, wine and oils.
It can be difficult to choose the right counters without doing your research. Kitchen renovations are very expensive. It helps to talk to someone who has experience with selling kitchen products. For this reason, you need to explore the pros and cons of each style of countertop. Contact a company like All Marble Granite & Tile Imports Inc for more details.Share