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Choosing The Right Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen counter should be clean. It should be maintained following the highest standards of cleaning and hygiene. After all, it is the counter or workstation where you prepare most of your food.

All-natural stones are porous and because of that, cleaning and maintaining them is a real battle. The stains, food colors, oil, tar, and many other things in your kitchen can stain your kitchen counter stone. However, with the right type of surface finish and care, you can make sure that your kitchen counter is not just clean and safe, but also hygienic to work on. 

Ratings and Markings –

All-natural stones are given ratings and markings. These ratings are given on the basis of their porosity and their suitability for many applications and environments. You can consult the countertop installer of about the qualities of a particular type of stone for the countertop. 

Porosity –

Porosity is how porous a piece of stone is. Make sure that the stone you are buying for your kitchen counter has a lower porosity ranking. Because the higher the ranking, the weaker the stone is. 

Thickness –

Kitchen countertops/slabs should be stronger than floor tiles. They have to hold the load and stress of burner, pressure cooking, chopping, splashes and spills, kitchen appliances, utensils, and many large items. They should be strong enough to take up this load.

Surface Finish –

The ideal surface finish for the kitchen counter is polished. The polish fills up the pores on the stone surface and blocks the entrance of debris, oil, grease, color, and dirt.

Polished natural stone is smooth and shiny, and allows easy cleaning and maintenance.