Today’s countertops command more than mere utility. They play a significant role in the overall design style as well. While style has the biggest influence over cabinet selection, intended use should be your first consideration with countertops. Ask yourself these questions. How often do you cook? Entertain? Do you have children? Do you require something low maintenance? Are you merely replacing an existing countertop for sale of your apartment?
Keep in mind…
You don’t need to lock yourself into selecting one material for the entire kitchen. Stronger materials can be placed in heavily used areas and more luxurious materials may be used in areas that get less wear. This is also a great way to incorporate new colors, textures and define specific working areas.
Consider the cabinets you’ve selected. Do you like contrast or would you prefer the colors and tones to blend? Do you like high gloss or matt finishes? Ask about the maintenance required for each material. Some surfaces require routine maintenance such as sealers, and oils. The softness of the material and the wear it receives will help in determining the frequency of maintenance.
Ask about the maintenance required for each material. Some surfaces require routine maintenance such as sealers, and oils. The softness of the material and the wear it receives will help in determining the frequency of maintenance.
MCKB offers an astounding variety of countertop materials and custom fabrication services:
- Wood (Traditional Woods, Exotics and Engineered)
- Stainless Steel
- Glass (Thinkglass and other types)
- Natural Stone (Granite, Marble, Limestone, Slate, Quartzite and more)
- Richlite (a paper-based fiber composite material)
- Quartz (Caesarstone, Zodiaq and more)
- Icestone (a mixture of concrete and recycled glass)
- Corian and other solid surface materials
- Laminates (standard and specialty)
Find out how the materials will look over time, visit our showroom and see them first hand. Some materials acquire patinas, darken, scratch or look worn and dated as they age. These natural transitions are wonderful when they are anticipated. Establish the look you’re going for and you won’t be disappointed.