What Countertop to choose for your new kitchen?
You generally have three to four options when it comes to choosing your kitchen countertop and they are almost readily available in Dubai. In the following article I will try and help you to buy the best countertop for your kitchen. If you haven’t already bought the kitchen cabinets, I recommend you to get a free quote from us. With this let us take a dive in
The Pros and cons of having a Granite countertop
Pros– Strong, High Scratch resistant (although need to be sealed every year for protection from stains), Natural prints, long life.
Cons– Cannot be matched with other slab prints because all prints are natural, is not stain proof, the joints will always be visible.
The Pros and cons of having a Corian countertop
Pros– Can be molded into shapes and so the design looks seamless, is flexible, can conduct electricity (if you are into wireless charging).
Cons- Highly Scratchable, have an artificial look and feel, not a very good heat resistor, expensive.
The Pros and cons of having a Quartz countertop
Pros- occurs as natural stone but then is engineered into slabs, medium scratch resistant (if not Chinese), has good heat resistance, oil resistant as well.
Cons– is not good in sunlight (becomes yellowish).
Pricing- Starts from about Thousand six hundred Dirhams per slab. Without cutting or installation. Get a quote for FREE!!!
The Pros and cons of having a marble countertop
Pros– Is the most beautiful among all the options.
Cons- is not as strong as quartz or granite, is also not very Scratch resistant, needs to be sealed every year or so, gets etched easily if the acid (coffee or tea) are not cleaned very quickly.
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The Pros and cons of having a Pre laminated countertop
Pros- is the most economical of all options, is a good heat resistor, oil stain resistor as well, will stand the test of time.
Cons– Can get mold, scratchable, fully engineered.
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Verdict on which kitchen countertop to choose from
If there was a ranking system. The countertops would rank as
- Prelaminated MR MDF.
Reason why Quartz is the best among all is that it can be strong and the design be seamless. It is Quite resistant to scratch, heat and oil as well. Quartz is also pre added with anti-bacterial agents and does not need to be sealed very year like marble or granite. If you want a more beautiful option Granite is better. If you want it to be even more Beautiful than buying marble is the way to go.
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