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What's your preference Matt or Polished Countertops?

Let's settle the big debate.............

Installing kitchen countertops is one of the biggest investments and improvements you will make in your home. Therefore the choice of matt or polish finish will depend on your needs, functionality and the characteristics of your kitchen.

Polished surfaces reflect light, so it makes sense to use them in small spaces or in spaces with less natural light as they can help give the illusion of a bigger space. Choosing a light colored surface will brighten your area considerably.

Polished also brings out a higher pigmentation of the colors in your countertop giving the appearance of a more luxurious and opulent look, which works well in a contemporary kitchen. Unless you have granite or marble surfaces which should be sealed every once in a while.

Don't forget that dark colors absorb light and light colors reflect light, it's important to keep this in mind when working with your design for your kitchen worktop.

Be aware of your expectations, generally polished surfaces will show scratches and finger prints more easily and depending on the degree of texture in your countertop surface; matt surfaces can sometimes trap stains more stubbornly but this is generally not a dramatic defect.

The general perception of matte surfaces is that it gives off a dull and dark look to your space but it can also accentuate the beauty of natural stone. Similar to a veined material, matt surfaces can produce organic, subtle textures to your worktop. This finish is usually applied to a minimalist aesthetic and can be soft to the touch.

It is important to point out that when it comes to quartz, both finishes; matt or polished are as durable as the other. Quartz is pretty perfect for high traffic areas and easy living, with it's low maintenance, heat and scratch resistance.

Let us know what you think the perfect choice is in your kitchen.

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