Choosing the best countertop for your kitchen can be hard enough given the various options you need to consider. Apart from the type of material and the color schemes, another vital aesthetic aspect you should also look into is the countertop’s surface finish.
Considered chic and “modern,” matte finishes on countertops have since been a growing kitchen remodeling trend. Today, your modern and traditional kitchen design pros take a look at its pros and cons.
The Advantages of the Matte Finish
Unlike its glossy counterpart, the matte finish on countertops is much less reflective. It’s a good choice in kitchens with lots of light fixtures as this reduces glare that may become apparent in spaces with hard, shiny surfaces.
The ability to conceal messes is another notable advantage of the matte finish. In comparison, high-gloss finishes on countertops show stains, smudges and scratches. With its natural appearance and it being less reflective, even the smallest imperfections can blend in. The finish is also a great alternative if you don’t want to deal with heavy countertop cleaning and maintenance.
The Disadvantages of the Matte Finish
Most kitchen remodeling designers will always tell you about the pros and cons of certain options. Even with all these benefits, the matte finish also has its disadvantages. For instance, if you have a smaller kitchen, the pros may recommend a countertop with a glossy finish as the glare coming off of the surfaces can make the space look and feel larger.
It is also important to note that the matte finish only conceals messes, not prevent them. Over time, oil, grease and other material accumulate on the surfaces, making them tougher to clean if not addressed. It’s also likely you may leave streaks behind as you do the cleaning.
Your decision on whether or not to choose the matte finish will come down mostly to personal preference and the style of your room. To help you make the right choice, turn to the pros of The Kitchen Store. Our designers can help you select the best material for your countertop, from quartz and granite to laminate and everything in between. You can also rely on us for traditional cabinet designs for your kitchen remodeling project.
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