The kitchen is undoubtedly one of the most used rooms in the home! It is highly exploited and subjected to aggressive treatment by housewives. From hot pots, to knives, food staining products and more. Kitchen worktops need to be both durable and easy to maintain, as well as aesthetically pleasing. Therefore, choosing the right countertop for our kitchen, according to the requirements of our interior and the intensity of use of the countertop, is difficult. This is the reason why most people ask themselves “What kitchen countertop should I choose?”. The options are many, surely our interior designer and the company we have chosen to design and manufacture our kitchen will advise us, but it’s no bad thing to know the specifics of different kitchen countertop materials ourselves so we can make a better informed choice. After all, this is our kitchen, right?
What kitchen countertop should I choose? – The options we face
The options we are presented with are: wood, concrete, glass, technical stone, corian, natural stone and more. Let’s say a few words about each of them.
Concrete countertop: a rough surface that is good to polish further to fill the pores and make the countertop easier to clean. The material is extremely heavy and is only suitable for very massive and stable substructures.
Natural stone-granite, marble and slate: unlike granite, marble and slate are not as hard and are susceptible to breakage and absorption of liquids and acids. Great care must be taken when cleaning.
Wood: despite its natural and beautiful appearance, wood, even the hardest, is not sufficiently resistant to high temperature, and is also susceptible to damage from knives, heavier utensils and swells quickly when moisture penetrates.
Corian: artificial stone, although it is harder than wood, it is not very heat resistant
Glass or plastic: the material is prone to scratches and water and grease stains are easily marked. In the case of plastics, the placement of any hot containers is not recommended, there should always be a mat.
And with so many options, so many conventions!
The choice is not easy! However, there is now a proposal on the market that combines the positive qualities of the above materials and excludes their disadvantages. It is a technical Cimstone, created on the basis of quartz, one of the hardest materials in nature, by the Italian Breton technology. It combines the beauty of natural stone and the strength of quartz.
Treated with state-of-the-art technology, it translates into elegant, wear- and scratch-resistant, hygienic kitchen worktops. They carry the qualities of quartz – brilliant and extremely hard.
Quartz has a hardness of 7 Mohs (a scale for measuring the hardness of minerals). This brings it very close to the hardest mineral in nature, diamond, which has a hardness of 10 Mohs.
This is why Çimstone quartz-based composite stone is not scratched by metal objects and shows high wear resistance even in rooms with heavy use.
Technical quartz stone is not damaged by bending and impact, does not crack easily, nor breaks during cutting and transportation. Quartz is also believed to have healing properties and stimulates brain functions, removing negative energy and attracting positive energy.
By bringing the energy of quartz into your home, Çimstone retains its beauty and strength for many years. And you are left to enjoy the pleasure of preparing delicious food for your loved ones, without thinking about the tedious details of maintaining and preserving your beautiful kitchen!
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