By Aidan Payne. The Kitchen. Published at Friday, April 20th, 2018 - 06:49:09 AM.
To Distress Or Not To Distress? When it comes to installing stone kitchen counter tops, Granite tends to be the material of choice because it is so durable. Marble is much more likely to chip and break and it is more at risk form the day to day kitchen accidents like broken glasses and spilled food or wine. Granite is much more able to withstand this type of ongoing punishment and is far less likely to fall victim to staining like Marble is. Some people actually see this as positive thing in relation to marble. They like the aesthetic effect of a little bit of wear and tear on their counter tops to give a slightly vintage look to them, in such the same way as people often do with intentionally distressed clothing. Marble is quite often likened to a fine wine which gets better as it matures. One of the main benefits of Marble is that it is completely waterproof and will not suffer damage from steam or splashes from washing dishes. However, to really prolong its life the stone does need to be sealed by a professional. This needs to been repeated every so often to maintain the seal. The manufacturer should be able to offer advice about how often this needs to be carried out.
The kitchen is the heart and soul of any home and is where majority of family's spend the most time. This also means that accidents are more likely to occur especially when the flooring for the kitchen is unsafe. There are many reasons why the flooring for the kitchen can often be the cause of dangerous accidents. Cracks will occur when flooring begins to get old, these cracks might cause an accident, were someone to trip over one. However, the biggest problem with the flooring for the kitchen is its smooth surface. When building kitchens beautiful tiles are often used for the flooring. These tiles are often extremely slippery, even if nothing has been spilt on them. In order to protect your family from slipping on the flooring in your kitchen you need to take the necessary action. Purchasing a non slip coating for your floor is the only way to do this.
Unless you need to replace your kitchen tiles completely, it is not advisable to put in a whole new anti slip floor. Luckily, you can use a non slip coating product to make sure that your kitchen floor is one hundred percent slip free. These coatings are designed to be put on different types of flooring. It is off the utmost importance that you get a coating that is the correct one for your tiles, otherwise you may cause damage to your flooring. There is no need to be worried that the non slip coating will destroy the ambience you have created in your Spanish styled kitchen, as it dries completely clear over your existing tiles. You will not even realize that there is a non slip coating until you set foot onto your kitchen floor and do not reenact a scene from Swan Lake on Ice. Your family will be able to enjoy the kitchen once more without worrying about slipping and causing an accident. It is always better to be safe than sorry. You can do this by getting non slip coating for your flooring as well as putting away sharp objects.
Even if you happen to be short of space, try to keep surfaces clean and free of clutter. Not having enough space to move when you are doing a range of tasks or preparing food, can be a recipe for disaster. Keep areas neat and tidy, keeping everything you need close at hand. It is easy for the workspace to become greasy and dirty and this can lead to issues with bacteria so keeping on top of cleanliness across all areas, i.e. worktops, hob and oven surfaces, floor and wall coverings is all part of good housekeeping, whilst protecting the health of your friends and family.
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