How to look for the Best Countertops for Commercial Kitchens
To find out the best countertops for your commercial kitchen, consider the kitchen activities and requirements. For instance, are there a lot of food prep activities that are carried out on the kitchen surfaces? This might rule out some of the soft countertop materials that are more prone to scratching and chipping.
The other factor to consider is the overall kitchen design. If your commercial kitchen features an undermount sink, you might be forced to stay off laminate countertops; they will not work with this particular style. Together with the cost of the countertop, think about the kitchen backsplashes. Contrasting backsplashes will work magnificently, but if you want the backsplash to match with your counters, remember to think about the added square footage in your budget.
Natural stone sabs for making the best countertops for commercial kitchens
This group of countertop materials is comprised of quarried stones such as granite, marble or soapstone
Granite was only found in celebrity homes some years back, but today, you will find granite countertops almost in every average home in Atlanta. Granite countertops are sold by Artstone, and distributed all over Atlanta and beyond. Granite countertops are available in different colors: vibrant blues to variegated brown, to midnight-black, red and mottled whites.
Marble countertops are also a great choice for commercial kitchens, especially bakeries. This is a high-end natural stone slab available in fewer colors than granite. It’s a great working surface for activities such as baking and making fresh pasta, but it needs regular sealing to keep it free of knife marks and etching.
Engineered Stone countertops for commercial kitchens
This is the most preferred countertops for commercial kitchens, and for good reasons too. Engineered countertops are made mostly from natural quartz, a very hard natural material that is non-porous. Early versions of engineered countertops suffered from a limitation of styles and color variation, but modern entries are much broader. Popular brands of engineered countertops include Zodiaq, Cambria, Silestone and Caesarstone. All these brands are available at Artstone Atlanta stores.
Concrete countertops for commercial kitchens
In the last five years, concrete countertops have been the most popular choice for commercial kitchens. Concrete is an extremely durable and hard material that makes an excellent working surface. These surfaces must be installed by professionals, and installers have the option of mixing up different colors, or adding some artistic treatments such as embedded glass. Precast is the most preferred choice at the moment. Precast concrete molded slabs are usually flat and smooth, in comparison to the hand-troweled finish. Poured-in-place concrete counters can sometimes curl up at the corner, if it is unevenly cured.
Solid Surfaces for commercial kitchens
Created using dense acrylics, polyesters, or sometimes a mixture of these two, solid-surface countertops are a low maintenance option, available in a wide range of patterns and colors. The seams are joined together so that the joints are invisible, which makes solid surfaces a great choice for areas that need long, uniform surfaces, such as commercia kitchens. You can also buy solid surface sinks from Artstone Atlanta to match with your solid surface countertops. The most common solid surface brands are Corian, Avonite and Gibraltar . There is also a newer brand known as Paperstone, made from recycled papers and non-petroleum resin binders.
Plastic Laminate countertops for commercial kitchens
Known mostly as Formica, this affordable countertop option was once very popular in American kitchens. It’s a durable and hard wearing surface, making it a resilient choice for commercial kitchens. Plastic laminate is the most affordable and readily available option from our list, and brings in the convenience of being one of the readily available for installation slabs at Artstone Atlanta. Plastic laminate can be bought in in sheets, that can be cut into sizeable fittings. If you want to get laminate countertops for commercial kitchens, make sure you buy matte-finish, a general-purpose option of laminate.
Artstone Atlanta presents you with a special line of countertops for commercial kitchens. Visit us today for the best selection of countertops choices for busy, high traffic kitchens.