As more and more families are spending additional time in the kitchen, it’s becoming quite the household hub. One of the most important decisions you can make when designing your new or renovated kitchen is choosing the countertop material that’s right for your family.
There are many materials to choose from today. Just a few short decades ago, the majority of kitchen countertops were simply either wood or laminate. Heading into the millennium, many families opted for real or synthetic stone surfaces, like Corian and granite. But more recently, an affinity for stainless steel has skyrocketed in popularity.
There are many advantages to stainless steel counters, but a few myths to debunk as well. One is rusting. Stainless counters are an alloy mixed with chromium to form a metal that is rust-resistant. Another myth about stainless steel tops is that they will be noisy, like a pair of symbols anytime you place something down. Sheets of steel are applied to a plywood base to give the countertop additional strength, as well as noise muffling.
One of the things that people love about stainless steel is the professional restaurant style that it lends due to its chic and sleek look. Of course, restaurants choose stainless steel for other reasons which are valid for homeowners as well:
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