While it’s true that there’s nothing wrong with granite counters, the simple fact that granite is so hot has a great deal of folks looking elsewhere for new countertop materials.
Well, people looking for some thing else will probably be relieved to know there’s a world of alternatives out there. What I find fascinating is that the more I look, the more options I find.
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This matte black kitchen counter tops is made from a material called Richlite. Richlite is a blend of wood pulp and polymers that’s as resilient as it’s sustainable.
What looks for all the world like a marble countertop is really a laminate from Formica. Laminates have come a very long way. If you’re in the market for new counters, the newest laminates are definitely worth a look.
A perfectly smooth counter material is not as important in a bath than it’s in a kitchen so why don’t you utilize tile?
The glass tile utilized with this counter and backsplash provides an intriguing texture that would not be possible with any other material.
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Though this is a granite countertop, it’s not the granite you think you know. That is Absolute Black granite that has been awarded a flamed finish. Specialty finishes such as flamed, brushed, leathered and honed are giving even the most common granites a new life.
There hasn’t been anything really new in counters in longer than I can recall, but what is shown here is definitely new. So new it’s not available in North America yet but it’s going to be here this season.
This really is a 1-centimenter deep ceramic material that’s already well known in Europe. It is scratch-proof, stain-proof and child proof. I’ve always said that there’s no such thing as an ideal counter stuff, but porcelain is as near perfect as it gets.
This looks like stone does not it? Well it’s not. It is a new high-definition laminate from Formica. In person, this laminate has a glittering, prismatic effect that makes it seem even more like natural stone than it does in this photo.
Though it’s a readily overlooked class, few substances offer the options of feel and color that ceramic tiles do. A smooth surface is important in a kitchen but in a bathroom it’s less of an issue.
Glass is a surprisingly resilient material, and when it’s etched it has an ethereal quality that can not be match by any other material.
This can be an acrylic from 3Form that’s usually used as room dividers and sliding doors. Nevertheless, when it’s used as a counter it creates an otherworldly air that’s not possible to achieve with any other material.
Do any one of these alternative materials speak to youpersonally, or are you sticking to a own granite?
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