Get the Most from Your Kitchen This Summer
The kitchen is an integral part of family life, and as such sees a lot of heavy use (and abuse) over the years. This is why it’s so important to choose materials for your kitchen counters and floors that are tough and durable. Otherwise, in just a few years’ time, they could be an unsightly collection of stains and scratches. To help you out, here are a few tips from AAA Hellenic Marble & Tile, Inc. on the best counters and floors for busy kitchens.
Kitchen Counters That Can Take the Heat
In a busy kitchen, kitchen counters need to be able to stand up to heat, cuts, spills, and stuff falling on them. Here are your best options when it comes to those key factors:
- This low-maintenance material that looks like stone is actually man-made, a combination of crushed quartz, resin, and coloring. It can take whatever you can throw at it and doesn’t require sealing, though the corners and edges can chip if you’re not careful.
- It’s easy to see why granite has been the go-to material for kitchen countertops for the past 15 years. The natural beauty of this stone shines through in any style of kitchen. It’s important to remember to seal granite regularly, or oils will be able to seep down into the stone and stain it. Granite’s rugged surface is resistant to heat, cuts, and scratches, though like quartz, edges and corners can chip.
Kitchen Flooring That Stands the Test of Time
If you want the absolute toughest, longest-lasting flooring material that will hold up against heavy kitchen traffic, ceramic tile is the way to go. Ceramic tile has been extremely popular for many years because it’s strong, durable, attractive, and available in a wide range of styles and colors. You can now even find tile that looks like hardwood! But beware installing it yourself; if not laid correctly, tile is much more likely to crack. It also must be grouted and sealed correctly in order to resist kitchen spills without staining. If in doubt, hire a professional.
With one stop to AAA Hellenic Marble & Tile, your kitchen needs could be furnished. Give us a call today at 610-344-7700 and talk to one of our talented designers, and they will be able to help you find just what you need from our wide selection of granite, quartz, and tile, along with our other fabulous materials.