Marble and granite have ruled as the premier choice for kitchen countertop for a long time and frankly, we are bored with it. If you’re looking to break away from these traditional countertop materials and want to check out something new and contemporary, our professionals suggest materials such as solid surface, quartz, and nano white. These materials are an easy way to give your kitchen a high-end and modern look.
Read HomeTriangle guide on our favorite kitchen countertop materials including the pros and cons of each.
Solid Surface is an acrylic-based kitchen countertop that can bring a clean and elegant appearance to the kitchen.
- The feature of this countertop is that all seams are stitched into a seamless surface without any joint lines.
- These countertops require little maintenance. They come in many colors and patterns. The solid surface has good color stability, so it is suitable for outdoor use.
- The solid surface is uniform in color throughout the thickness of the sheet.
- The solid surface is not porous and therefore resistant to mold. It does not support the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms.
- Another benefit is that it provides the flexibility to create organic shapes not available with other materials.
- Stains and scratches may appear on hard surfaces. Never use the knife directly on the countertop as this will damage the surface.
- Another disadvantage is that hard surfaces are not very heat resistant. Will cause permanent discoloration.
- Solid surface gives a slightly plastic look.
Cost: Solid surface starts at ₹800 per square foot
Quartz is a composite stone made by mixing ground quartz, synthetic resin, and color pigments under high temperature and high pressure in the factory.
- Quartz is a strong and very durable material without any cracks or scratches and can withstand high temperatures and pressures.
- Quartz is not porous, hence stain-resistant.
- This material is antibacterial because it does not allow microorganisms to grow in it.
- Quartz has a variety of colors and patterns, which can easily add sophistication and luxury to the kitchen.
- Easy to maintain; just rinse it off with warm soapy water, unlike marble or granite, no sealant is required
- Quartz is not suitable for outdoor use because it will fade or fade, and the resin will degrade due to constant exposure to sunlight.
- As a precaution, do not cut vegetables directly on the counter.
- Quartz is composed of resins that are sensitive to acid or alkaline chemicals, which can damage the surface. Therefore, it is important to avoid using harsh chemicals for cleaning.
Cost: Quartz starts at ₹400 per square foot.
Nano white is a crystallized glass made from a mixture of silica and other natural minerals. They have three quality levels, namely G3, G4, and G5, of which G5 is the best quality.
- Nano white is a very durable material, very dense, and difficult to split or break.
- The material is non-porous, dirt-resistant, acid-resistant, and does not absorb liquids.
- This stone has white crystals, which can reproduce the appearance and luster of white marble. It feels very soft.
- Nano white is made of natural ingredients, so it is environmentally friendly and recyclable.
- The seams are clearly visible in nano-white countertops.
- If you use glue to install nano white, it will fade and turn yellow over time. To avoid this, our experts suggest you use transparent resin.
Cost: Nano white starts at ₹400 per square foot.
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