A kitchen is used every single day and often. It’s where you and your family spend a lot of your time, which is why you need this space to be durable so that it can handle the amount of action that goes on every morning, evening and throughout the day. Preventative measures will allow you to enjoy your kitchen for many years and taking the right steps will help in creating a durable kitchen that will last a long time.

Focus on the countertop corners because many people will ignore this aspect despite the fact that they take quite a beating. Countertop corners will inevitably get knocked on, and in addition to a bruised elbow, you will have weak corners that will lose their strength over time. For this reason, it’s important to smooth them out because this will protect both the surface as well as anyone running into it. Rounded corners are visually appealing and provide a comfortable buffer that won’t hurt as much if you bang a part of your body on it.

When it comes to choosing a countertop, you need to pay extra attention to the surface so that you select something that has a nice balance between form and function. Certain counters, like ones with elegant bits of glass in them, will look nice, but these small components may fall out over time and leave tiny holes behind. This is a big problem because kitchens see a lot of bacteria and this would be the perfect place for unwanted substances and bacteria to hide. The key to a durable kitchen is to get countertops that have a solid surface whose composite materials will not fade or chip so that you can worry less.

Related: Benefits of Renovating your Kitchen.

Cooking is wonderful and while doing so you may unintentionally chop too hard or damage your countertops without realizing it. In order to prevent this from happening, you should install the appropriate work surfaces, which is very easy to do. Simply place a cutting block in or on your countertop so that you can prepare meals without having to worry about chipping or staining your countertop and having to replace it.

Lastly, flooring is very important because people will drop things and food and drinks will inevitably spill here and there. For this reason, the flooring in your kitchen has to be durable and low maintenance so that it can handle both foot traffic and anything that falls on it. Soft textures should be avoided in this particular space and you must select something that won’t tear or scratch easily.

Related: How to Choose the right sink for your Kitchen.

If you’re looking to make your kitchen more durable, Art’s Countertops can help. Servicing the Cambridge, Waterloo and Kitchener areas, they provide quality granite and quartz countertops to provide you with a kitchen that is beautiful, practical and durable.


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