White kitchen countertop model.
The choice of kitchen countertop is essential in an interior design and the main material, resistance, durability and main features should be taken into account, particularly in relation to the installation: the material can be used in wet areas or up to even on the central island or on a gourmet countertop. The visual characteristics of the material also influence the final result, therefore one should choose the one that best suits the interior design. The recommended height for the kitchen bench should be considered before installation. In general, the ideal bench is 90cm high, to suit the stature of people. This can be changed according to the design and varying according to the height of the residents.
Main types of kitchen countertops and materials
For a better understanding, we separate the main materials used in the composition of kitchen benches with practical and visual tips for you to be inspired.
Kitchen counter with sink
Among the various models of tanks available, the first consideration is do is to know if the chosen model is simple or double. When there is extra space on the countertop, the double bowl can be used to store crockery and dishes, even for small spaces, the single bowl is recommended. The model of the photo is different, where the sink is carved into the stone itself with a noble and modern finish.
American kitchen counter
The American gourmet kitchen can have different types of materials in the composition of the bench, as shown in this example. In addition to the bench to wet area, there is the bench with support and chairs. In these cases it is also important to look at the distance between the benches to have a comfortable circulation.
Granite kitchen counter
Granite is one of the stones with the most popular choice at the time to line the kitchen counter. Its cost is reduced, has good durability and can be applied even in outdoor areas. The final aspect of the installation is a smooth and uniform stone. The main disadvantage is in relation to the absorption of acids from food and it is recommended that water does not stand still in the piece to avoid possible stains. Polishing is recommended from time to time to preserve the piece.
Wood kitchen counter
Wood is a material that refers to coziness and comfort and can be installed in the kitchen with due care. Ideally, the wood should be applied to the central island or to the gourmet countertop, avoiding direct contact with water.
Porcelain kitchen countertop
the moisture, and in this example above, the stone was coated with Portinari white porcelain. The material is tough and manufactured with high technology, has wide color diversity and does not stain easily. In addition to stainless steel tanks, you can choose to use a tub made of the same material. In addition to these materials, others can be used for the composition of the bench. Among the most noble stones, Silestone and compound marbles are the most expensive items, and may vary according to color and pattern. See all of them:
Silestone is a highly durable and durable material, certainly one of the best choices of composite marbles. One of its advantages is that the material is found in several colors like blue, yellow, red and others: then you can elaborate the composition of the decoration with your environment.
Quartz is a variation of Silestone, but with a slightly more affordable price than the first option.
Nanoglass is another noble material made from resin and powder of glass. One of its advantages is durability and strength, it does not stain easily or scratch.
Burnt cement is a modern option to use as a kitchen material base , ideal for island benches and gourmet kitchens with cooktop. On the sink bench, it should be treated by coming into contact with the water. The material refers to the rusticity of the environment.
Marble is a noble material to compose on the workbench and has its high cost. Corian is another material that follows the Silestone line, with similar characteristics and great color variations.
More photos and inspirations from kitchen benches
Now check out photos and inspirations from kitchen benches with different materials and shapes to inspire: