We love marble, this material does not age. It is the eternal classic of countertops, has an absolutely versatile look and can be used in kitchens in various styles. But like all other fabrics, marble also has its drawbacks: it is susceptible to stains, scratches and etching. Marble is a natural product that develops patina. Therefore, some questions arise regarding its use in the kitchen. Some of us like having their marble kitchen top reflected all around, others not. The first picture shows a well designed kitchen in Vancouver (by Scott and Scott Architects), where you have a huge piece of marble in the kitchen, with integrated sink. It weighs around 800 kg.
Quartz is a bad looker for the real marble. Architects and interior designers love it for its durability, variety of colors and also because of the fact that it requires little maintenance – it is stronger than granite or limestone. The quartz is also not porous, so you do not have to worry about wax and pore sealer. Our next photo example shows a family kitchen in Brooklyn, where they designed a monolithic kitchen island in quartzite. Right next to it is the breakfast corner made of oak wood. This elegant kitchen is the family’s favorite spot, where everyone likes to gather for cooking and chatting.
Concrete slabs are currently also very popular in modern kitchens. They are well suited for those who want to have a custom material with a natural sensitivity. Concrete comes in virtually every color, has different surfaces from rough to smooth and is hardly damaged during intensive use.
If you want to achieve a seamless look in the kitchen, then install a concrete worktop. This material does not rust and is waterproof. The most popular colors in the concrete slabs are numerous nuances of gray. The concrete can also be polished and gives a smooth surface as shown in the picture.
Norm Architects have reinvented this IKEA kitchen idea. The kitchen worktop is smooth, 18mm thick and made of concrete, and has integrated sink.
An important asset of marble is that it is available in a wide variety of natural colors, including white, black, gray, green, yellow and pink. Some marble pieces have a dark, eye-catching pattern, while others have fine patterns. The inherent irregular lines make a wonderful contrast to the straight lines of the kitchen.
We love wood and just a wooden kitchen worktop looks great. It is wonderful to combine wood with other materials, e.g. Marble makes it easy to mate. When cared for properly, wood is a durable and durable choice. Your wooden kitchen worktop could be repaired as opposed to solid laminate or natural stone surfaces.
Although it is susceptible to scratches and stains, the marble plate is heat resistant, stable and durable. This white marble countertop is installed in the kitchen of a San Francisco apartment and just looks adorable.
Marble needs to be treated with love and respect. If you want roughness and hardness in the kitchen, you can mix different surfaces: Stainless steel where you want to put hot pots, wood for work surfaces.
Quartz looks good and is very robust, it is heat and impact resistant. If you choose this material for your kitchen counter, you can not go wrong.
Wood is an affordable material and is well used in the kitchen because it has so much to offer. Maintain it regularly and it will age well. But without proper care, it can become dull and cracked. Different types of wood come with different finishing oil recommendations and it is best to follow the instructions of your installer.
If you are worried about large, thick edges on the stone slab, remember that the rest of the slab is usually cut thinner. In terms of finishes, marble is still the most popular option for most homeowners – it is a classic that gives every kitchen a lot of charm and character. But do we still want to compare a bit? When it comes to limestone, matt textures could be sanded. Onyx is smooth and can be illuminated. Each option offers several benefits. It is best to choose the material for your kitchen worktop according to your own taste and personal preferences.
Buying your kitchen worktop can be a time-consuming and complicated task. Prior to your selection, consult your kitchen supplier and builder so that you know all options well and make the best decision.