Usually people think that in order to give the kitchen a new look it’s necessary to change every element of it. Changing the right detail is actually enough to renovate and modernize the whole room, though. For instance, renovating the counter top could completely change the kitchen’s look by making it more modern in an easy and non-invasive way.
The countertop represents a central element in the kitchen and some innovative solutions allow to renovate it even without replacing it. To renovate the kitchen’s counter top, the marketplace offers several materials with different features:
A granite countertop has a “natural” look, less fine than marble, suitable for rustic locations. It’s harder than marble, heat-resistant and it’s very practical. However, it can gets damaged by coloured or acid liquids.
Resin countertop is resistant and durable which guarantees a modern continuous aesthetic effect but it’s very sensitive to scratches and scraping, which, on such a smooth and shiny surfaces, are more likely to be noticed.
A marble countertop, the noblest material, has an impact of great value and elegance. It’s long-lasting but sensitive to coloured and acid liquids that may alter its shininess and colour. Its natural porosity makes it hard to clean.
This is a cheap and long-lasting solution that hardly withstands high temperatures. In case of water infiltration in the joints, the countertop may present unaesthetic swellings.
A steel countertop, a very ductile material, matches the sink and the stove and it’s perfect for modern and minimal spaces. Hygienic and impact-resistant, it’s however less resistant to scratches. It requires a constant cleanliness to avoid annoying fingerprints and stains.
A ceramic countertop is an elegant and fine solution; its performance is that of a heat- and wear-resistant material, very resistant to scratches, too. In case of impacts, though, it could chip.
Tiling countertop is suitable for country and classic spaces; it offers great performances in terms of durability and impact-resistance. It’s not seamless but interrupted by joints; for this reason, it’s not practical to clean.
A cement countertop or, even better, a microcement countertop is a great contemporary solution. Not only suitable for industrial spaces, it also matches modern minimal environments and a classic or rustic style with extreme versatility.
The microcement coating is seamless and highly customizable thanks to a wide range of colours and effects. If specifically treated, a microcement countertop can be very durable and resistant to heat, impacts, stains, water and oil penetration. It doesn’t release harmful substances in the air.
Countertop: better to replace or to coat it?
Among the best ideas to renovate the kitchen, changing the countertop is one of the easiest and fastest.
What about coating the countertop instead of of changing it? The most indicated material in this case is a microcement coating. Covering the old countertop with microcement, instead of replacing it, is convenient for many reasons:
A microcement countertop immediately modernizes the space and gives it a fresher look; it matches several materials and fits in environments of different styles: from minimal to industrial, from classic to rustic, from Scandinavian to vintage etc.
There’s also a wide range of colours and textures to express one’s own taste and to perfectly combine microcement with the decor’s shades.
Choosing to coat the kitchen’s countertop instead of replacing it allows to use the old countertop and therefore optimizes the renovation time and costs; not to mention the reduction of inconveniences caused by the dismantlement of the old countertop and the assembly of the new one. Microcement adheres to any pre-existing surface and can be applied with only 3 mm thickness.
The advantages of a microcement kitchen’s countertop
Microcement is an excellent solution for coating the kitchen’s countertop because with just 3 mm thickness it can be applied to any surface, renovating an interior in an easy and quick way.
Thanks to specific treatments, a microcement countertop is waterproof and resistant to scratches, impacts and high temperatures, as proved by the severe tests it has undergone to verify its performance. Furthermore, a seamless surface is easy to clean. Microtopping does not release harmful substances in the air and its colour does not change over time.
A microcement countertop allows you to renovate your kitchen without changing it, because it gives the space a touch of beauty and originality while matching any decor style and any material. A wide range of colours and textures is available; after a few years, if you decide to change colour it’s possible to polish the surface and apply a new, thin layer of microcement.