We all know this simple and most essential kitchen utility but might not be aware of the term. Yes, the same horizontal work surface in kitchens or other food preparation areas. It is frequently installed upon and supported by cabinets. It’s very important to position the surface at an ergonomic height for the user and the particular task for which it is designed. It has ample number of features wherein the myriad attributes of functionality, aesthetic beauty and of course the durability is considered. Also known as worktop or bench top, the countertop may have built-in appliances, or accessory items relative to the intended application.
Countertops can be installed at other places too, including isolated islands, specialized kitchen extensions such as baking nooks, dining table, bars and table tops.
When installed in a kitchen on standard (India) wall-mounted base unit cabinets, countertops are typically about 25-26 inches (635–660 mm) from front to back and are designed with a slight overhang on the front edge. This allows for a convenient reach to objects at the back of the countertop while protecting the base cabinet faces.
More than 40 years ago, discovery of an advanced method for blending natural minerals with pure acrylic resin to create an ideal surface for living was being done. That's how the original solid surface material for Corian countertops was discovered. Warm and smooth to the touch, this solid surface has been unmatched in quality and versatility ever since
Corian counter tops are often regarded as third cousin to more "dazzling" countertop materials, but solid surface deserves another look offering truly exclusive qualities and a new domain of possibilities for KRIOS.
Many consumers are confused about Corian. They rather call it as a solid surface.
Firstly, Corian is a cross between laminate and granite. Solid surface countertops are manufactured by blending acrylic polymers (basically plastic) and stone-derived materials.This mix is poured into molds to make half-inch-thick sheets.
Corian colors gets playful with solids in yellow and blue too. Gold, purple, pink, coral and copper fall in-between. You can still pick from plenty of neutral beige and brown colors along with popular grays. Pure white and black colors like Glacier White and Deep Nocturne serve the modern-minimalist aesthetic.
KRIOS states that 80% of Corian owners say they would buy it again!
When it comes to selecting kitchen countertops, classic white marble remains the top choice for many homeowners. It’s no surprise—the surface has been attracting fans for millennia. We won’t find anything as white in nature as white marble. We just don’t get that color and kind of figuring in any other type of natural stone.
Nevertheless, it's not a perfect product. A nonfoliated metamorphic rock, marble is generally composed of calcium carbonate (the same ingredient used in antacids such as Tums) or magnesium carbonate, which react to acids. An acidic kitchen liquid like lemon juice or vinegar will etch marble, leaving a dull, whitish mark where it has slightly eaten away the surface, even after the marble has been sealed. But as long as you choose carefully, know what to expect, and care for marble countertops, they can be a beautiful, functional choice that lasts a lifetime.
Although many people automatically think of creamy, white stone when they think of marble, "there are hundreds of varieties including types that are taupe, green, gold, red, and black. For kitchen countertops, however, we generally recommend sticking with white. Because acid etching leaves a whitish mark, it is much more noticeable on colored marble than on white marble. We put a thousand caveats on any dark marble or nonwhite marble being used for kitchen countertops but it's a personal choice."
Granite countertops have recently become the material of choice for many homeowners remodeling their kitchens, mainly because granite is a very durable natural material used for home decor. Normal cookware, kitchen knives and cutlery can all be used on granite countertops without fear of scratching the surface.
Granite is crystalline rock that is harder than marble with large mineral grains but no matter how you define it, everyone can agree that Granite countertops can give our home a very pleasing look.