After we work with you to redesign your kitchen, we are confident you will be absolutely thrilled with the appearance of your new countertops. The last thing you want to do, however, is damage them right away by setting down a hot pot or coffee cup. As you are planning a kitchen redesign, it’s important to choose countertops that withstand heat.
Whether you want to protect your new countertops or are still deciding on the countertops you want in your new kitchen, here are a few tips to help you keep those countertops looking like new.
Do You Have Countertops that Withstand Heat?
- Stainless steel, copper, and aluminum countertops are probably the best when it comes to enduring heat, which is part of the reason why most industrial kitchens feature such materials. These materials may become discolored, but can be buffed out to look like new.
- Granite countertops also are highly resistant to damage from hot surfaces, although they may stain.
- Soapstone countertops are among the most stain resistant, and their heat endurance is high up there on the list.
- Quartz countertops, which are very popular these days, also are fairly resistant to scorching.
- Marble countertops are softer than other stone countertops, which make them less durable. However, they do give a kitchen its own special character, so don’t let that dissuade you from choosing marble countertops. With a little TLC, they should be fine.
- When it comes to glass countertops, it’s debatable because it depends on how they are made. If they are sealed and installed properly, they can be very durable. If not, they may crack or become cloudy as a result of heat.
- Wooden countertops can be susceptible to damage from heat, but they have many other benefits, such as giving a kitchen a rustic appeal.
- Laminate countertops are often the least expensive, but they can scorch, stain, and tear.
Even if you have countertops that withstand heat, you should try not to place hot pots or other hot items on them to avoid damage and stains. If you must place a hot item on a countertop, such as in the process of cooking, place it on trivets or other fire-resistant surface. Stains are relatively harmless, but do ruin the appearance of your newly remodeled kitchen.
Contact Us for Specifics
If you need help deciding on the right kitchen countertop to meet your needs, let us know. We can walk you through the pros and cons of all the kitchen countertop materials. Visit our bathroom and kitchen design showroom in Mesa to see the materials in person and to talk with one of our designers. You may also visit our website or call us at 480-219-9580.
We’ll look forward to helping you create – and maintain – the kitchen of your dreams.