Composite countertops as an idea for the kitchen

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Louise Barnett
Louise Barnett
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A kitchen countertop is an almost indispensable part of any modern kitchen. Stand-alone countertops made of various types of plates, have long since replaced wooden kitchen tables, which were easily damaged, warped and it was easy to see the effects of their use on them. Even the correct one.

Simply put, wood unsuitable for higher temperatures, water and chemicals, especially those with antibacterial properties can not cope. Composite counter tops are a very interesting option for a durable countertop that performs its functions for years. Acrylic-mineral countertops can turn a kitchen into a room where you both comfortably prepare meals and eat with the whole family.

What are composite countertops?

Composite countertops, sometimes called artificial stone countertops, are an interesting solution that is an alternative to budget and not very durable countertops. Those made of MDF boards covered with laminate, as well as stone countertops, heavy, expensive and unpleasantly cold to the touch.

The entire countertop is plastic, or in this case acrylic and fragments of natural stone. Acrylic is a synthetic resin characterized by high hardness and resistance to various factors that can damage its surface. First of all, acrylic is resistant to temperatures of several tens of degrees, so you can safely put a bowl of hot soup or morning coffee on such a countertop. In addition, it does not react with cleaning agents for kitchen and bathroom surfaces, even such strong ones as those with a strong antibacterial effect.

A remarkable advantage that composite countertops have is that you can lay this type of acrylic surface, for example, on the wall between cabinets and on the cabinets to join them together. The seamless joints give an interesting effect and more. It’s an ideal surface that can be easily cleaned.

Composite vs. conglomerate countertops

Very often, the name composite countertops is applied to conglomerate countertops. This is not a mistake, and in the vast majority of cases it is referred to exactly the same thing. Although it is possible to find companies on the market that, when talking about composite, may also include mixtures of other ingredients, although this is unlikely.

Conglomerate countertops and window sills is a material that combines acrylic, as well as fines, and stone gravels. The name conglomerate itself, according to the Polish dictionary, is nothing more than a whole formed from different fragments, often in theory mismatched. However, the combination of these theoretically mismatched fragments of stones and plastic makes for more beautiful and unique designs.

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