Three unique kitchen counter ma­te­ri­als

Sackville Tribune - - REAL ESTATE -

Think­ing about chang­ing your coun­ter­tops? Won­der­ing what op­tions you have out­side of lam­i­nate, quartz and gran­ite?

If you’re on the hunt for some­thing unique, con­sider one of the fol­low­ing three op­tions.

1. Soap­stone: this nat­u­ral stone will give your kitchen a rus­tic look, espe­cially as it ages. Soap­stone is matte and soft to the touch, and its colour changes from light to dark grey over time. This non-por­ous stone is re­sis­tant to heat and stains but can eas­ily get dented or scratched.

2. Con­crete: this in­cred­i­bly durable ma­te­rial is in­fin­itely cus­tom­iz­a­ble. Con­crete coun­ters can be man­u­fac­tured in any colour, shape or fin­ish you dream of. You can even mix other ma­te­ri­als like glass into it for a truly unique look. Con­crete is scratch-re­sis­tant but por­ous and will need to be sealed to pre­vent stain­ing.

3. Stain­less steel: a main­stay in pro­fes­sional kitchens, stain­less steel is mak­ing its way into peo­ple’s homes. Cooks love th­ese coun­ters be­cause they’re san­i­tary, easy to clean, won’t stain and can’t be dam­aged by heat. How­ever, some peo­ple don’t like the in­dus­trial feel of the ma­te­rial or the racket they make if you drop some­thing.

If you’re on the look­out for a kitchen counter that’ll turn heads, one of the above op­tions may be just right.

SUB­MIT­TED

A stain­less steel coun­ter­top is pre­ferred by some ho­mown­ers be­cause they are san­i­tary and easy to clean.

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