When it comes to building and putting together the perfect kitchen, there are certainly many points to consider. Whether it’s a residential or commercial kitchen, everyone will always want something that not only looks aesthetically appealing, but is also highly practical and functional as well. To achieve this end, you’re going to need to decide on which cabinets you’ll want installed, the type of flooring to be used, and so many other things like lighting, furniture, appliances and others. Speaking of installations, one installation that you can’t ignore is your benchtop. Given their size and purpose, they do influence the extent to which your kitchen looks great and its functionality. There are different options available to kitchen owners when it comes to choosing a benchtop, but one of the most highly recommended is stainless steel. There are many benefits to having stainless steel benchtops installed in your kitchen as outlined below, as well as why you may want to consider using custom cut stainless steel benchtops from a company offering laser cutting service in Sydney.
Tailor-made to Your Preferences
Stainless steel benchtops can be laser cut and custom made according to your preference – and if you’re looking for laser cutting service in Sydney, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. In fact, laser cut stainless steel benchtops are popular options because they can be made to fit perfectly in any kitchen. With these benchtops, kitchen owners can have a tailored countertop that looks elegant and perfect once installed.
Stainless steel is one of the most flexible materials available when it comes to laser cutting in Canberra. With a little imagination, you can have an interesting looking countertop made specifically according to your needs and wants. Along this line, you can also have stainless steel splashbacks made together with your countertop, or even have a sink attached to it, which makes cleaning it much easier because of the lack of edges and grooves between the countertop and the sink.
A Contemporary Appeal
One reason why many kitchen owners like stainless steel benchtops is because it blends perfectly well with contemporary kitchens. It has this nice sheen that gives it a shiny and sleek appeal. Because of the neutral gray colour, it is a perfect choice for all types of kitchen – whether it be residential or commercial. In addition, stainless steel also works well with traditional kitchen styles. If you’re having trouble incorporating stainless steel benchtops, splashbacks or any other stainless steel appliance in your kitchen or even laser cut decorative metal screens, you can ask the help of an interior designer.
Stainless steel also comes in the usual sleek finish or in brushed finishes. With brushed finishes, it will not be as shiny and vibrant, but it does come with the advantage of having a textured looks. If you are not sure whether to go for the traditional finish or a brushed finish, you can always drop by any retailer so you can see for yourself the difference between the two.
Durable and Resilient to Stains
Aside from being beautiful in the kitchen, stainless steel benchtops are also very resistant to water, heat, and other elements. This resilience to elements is one reason why stainless steel is a favourite materials for laser cut sculpture panels, laser cut decorative timber panels and outdoor installations as well. Because of its non-porous surface, water and any other type of liquid is unable to penetrate through its surface. One of the many issues that people have with wooden benchtops and even some low quality tiles is that they usually get stained with food coloring, grape juice, wine or any other coloured liquid. With stainless steel countertops, this should no longer be an issue. Now, you can let your kids who are aspiring to be chefs to work on the kitchen without worrying that they’ll leave messy stains on your countertop. If there are any spills, simply wipe it away with a clean towel and your stainless steel countertop will look just like new. As mentioned, stainless steel benchtops are also resilient to heat, so you can put down a hot pan on it and you don’t have to worry about damage (like cracked tiles) or burned wooden counter.
Create a larger kitchen
One of the best features of stainless steel is its ability to reflect light. If you’ve seen stainless steel laser cut house numbers reflecting sunlight, the effect is pretty much the same. When installed properly and with the right lighting, you can make the stainless steel benchtop reflect light and thus create a brighter kitchen. Aside from this, this can help create and illusion of a wider and more spacious kitchen. You will want to talk to a professional designer to help you achieve this effect.
Keep Flavour of Foods
Another benefit of using stainless steel benchtops is that they don’t affect the taste of food that is prepared on top of them. Stainless steel will not react with the foods and their chemical contents, unlike wooden countertops. This is one reason why many kitchen utensils are made from stainless steel materials because they don’t affect the taste of the food they are used in. Despite this though, it is still best to make it a practice to clean your stainless steel benchtops so it doesn’t develop any bacteria that can affect the taste of foods.
Stainless Steel Benchtops Are Sanitary
Stainless steel benchtops is a non-porous material, which means that there is lesser chances that bacteria and mold will grow and thrive on it. This is unlike tiles or wooden benchtops where bacteria and mold can grow in the grout or on the surface of the wood. This same property is why stainless steel is used in laser cut house numbers and other outdoor installations because it is able to resist mold growth caused by heat and moisture. However, it is still wise to keep in mind that bacteria can grow on stainless steel benchtops when not cleaned properly. Using an appropriate metal cleaner is sometimes recommended, but generally, wiping it clean with a towel and detergent should be enough. So when using stainless steel benchtops, you have lesser worries about your food being contaminated with germs and bacteria, making it not only delicious but safe as well.
Things to Wary about with Stainless Steel Benchtops
Although there are many good reasons why you should consider installing stainless steel benchtops in your kitchen, there are certain things that you’ll want to know first. Like in any other purchase – whether it’s laser cut shapes or laser cut checkered metal floor plate or whatnots, a little knowledge of both the pros and cons of the product is necessary. The following are some of the most common drawbacks of stainless steel benchtops, or stainless steel in general. By knowing these, you’ll have a better idea of stainless steel benchtops and thus be able to make a wiser decision when buying countertops for your kitchen.
- Stainless steel benchtops are not scratch-proof. When you first buy and have stainless steel benchtops installed, they will have a clean and shiny surface. However, this won’t stay that way forever. After using them for years or even months, you will make a scratch on your stainless steel benchtop. The good thing about this is that stainless steel will develop a patina that will look better as it ages. And there is no saying that you will only make one scratch on your stainless steel benchtop, especially when you are not careful or subject your countertop to extreme use. But then, all those scratches will blend together and look natural.
- Stainless steel benchtops can dent. Aside from scratches, stainless steel benchtops are also prone to developing dings and dents overtime. This is but normal, especially in commercial kitchens. The best way to combat this is to call a professional and skilled benchtop installer because the quality of the installation will play a huge part in preventing these dings and dents. What pros usually do is to layer the stainless steel over solid, which helps to absorb the impact and therefore reduce the occurrences of dings and dents.
- Stainless steel benchtops can be noisy. One comment that you will usually hear about stainless steel countertops is that they can be noisy when used aggressively, as is the case in many commercial kitchens. However, the noise isn’t really too much of a bother if you’re using it at home since you don’t usually have to cook every minute like they do in commercial kitchens.
Custom Cut Stainless Steel Benchtops from Laser Cutting Service in Sydney
Stainless steel benchtops can definitely look great in any residential and commercial kitchen. But aside from the look, stainless steel makes for the perfect benchtop because it is sanitary and requires little to no maintenance. Aside from this, they can be very durable and last for a long time. Still, there are some things to consider when it comes to choosing stainless steel benchtops, and you should keep these in mind when looking to buy such item.
In order to get the best quality possible, considering going for custom cut stainless steel benchtops. This will make sure that your get the exact measurements you want for your benchtops, and at the same time you also get finely cut stainless steel so you don’t have to worry about any sharp edges that can cause unwanted accidents, especially when you have kids who love to run around the house and the kitchen. If you are looking for laser cut stainless steel benchtops, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us through our telephone line at +61 – 2 9550 5844 . You can also email us through Sales and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We also do laser cut shims, laser cut intercom facia plates to spec and other laser cutting services.