TOP-3 kitchen countertop materials

Explore the top three kitchen countertop materials—stainless steel, natural stone, and Fenix NTM laminate—detailing their features, benefits, and care tips to help you choose the perfect surface for your kitchen.

Stainless steel countertops

About the material

The steel countertop produces a strong, modern work surface that only grows better with age thanks to its elegant and classic finish. The steel countertop requires less upkeep and is incredibly hygienic, practical, and easy to clean. Long-term exposure to various types of wear and impact does not affect the material's durability or ability to maintain an even surface.

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Patina on steel countertops refers to the surface's tendency to get scratches, which over time combine to create a more worn-in appearance and feel. But this won't take away from the countertop's attractiveness or hygienic features. Living wears one into a distinct and customized expression. Even though the material is durable, we advise using trivets because too much heat can damage the surface.

Light kitchen with stainless steel countertop

Care and maintenance

Acid can't dissolve steel. Acid-based cleaning chemicals have to be steered clear of. A moist towel can be used for daily cleaning. Sidol is a treatment that can be used to treat little scratches. It's crucial to use the brush direction when cleaning the steel countertop. If in doubt, we always advise getting expert advice. Read here more about stainless steel countertops!

Dark kitchen with stainless steel countertop

Natural Stone kitchen countertop

About the material

A solid natural stone countertop in granite or marble is a repeating element of the more flamboyant end of design history and adds visual interest to your kitchen. The organically occurring minerals in the stone countertop create distinctive patterns that lend the material its distinctive and fashionable look.

Wooden kitchen with natural stone countertop

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The stone is perfect for cooking because of its comparatively cool surface. Granite is somewhat more resistant to chipping and scratches than marble, although both are robust, heat-resistant stones. Because marble is a limestone and cannot tolerate acidity, moisture and residue from vinegar or lemons should be removed from the surface as soon as possible to avoid the countertop discoloring.

Wooden kitchen with natural stone countertop

Care and Maintenance

It is recommended to use a pH-neutral detergent for surface cleaning. Use a natural stone/marble cleaner for best results. Read here more how to choose a perfect countertop!

Wooden kitchen with natural stone countertop

Fenix NTM laminate countertop

About the material

A new type of acrylic resin that has been processed with an electron beam to harden it was combined with nanotechnology to create the Fenix NTM surface. Its surface is quite opaque and its reflection is minimal. Additionally, it has an enticing tactility and is resistant to smudges from fingers. Moreover, regular cleaning of the material is simple and error-free, negating the need for intensive maintenance. Because of its unique characteristics, Fenix NTM resists mildew and has a surface that has improved antibacterial properties and can withstand scratches and acidic detergents.

Dark kitchen with fenix countertop

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The material's low reflectivity guarantees harmony and comfort in your kitchen's aesthetic. Its extremely soft touch, which results from a high-tech production process, allows for a comfortable work surface. Furthermore, the material's inherent nanotechnology enables the thermal healing of micro-scratches, giving you a perfect laminate countertop. If the uneven surface of the material causes dirt to adhere to it, it is advised to use a non-aggressive detergent such as acetone.

Modern kitchen with fenix countertop

Care and maintenance 

The Fenix NTM surface requires routine cleaning, just like any other countertop; no additional care or maintenance is necessary. Melamine sponge or a microfiber cloth dipped in warm water can be used to clean the surface. The surface of the laminate countertop may be cleaned with almost any type of household detergent. Read here more about matching countertops and Backsplashes!

In conclusion, whether you're drawn to the sleek durability of stainless steel, the timeless elegance of natural stone, or the innovative technology of Fenix NTM laminate, each material offers distinct advantages and characteristics. Carefully considering your lifestyle, cooking habits, and design preferences will guide you to the ideal countertop choice for your kitchen, blending functionality with aesthetic appeal.

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