When it comes to commercial countertops, durability is key. Commercial surfaces, after all, naturally experience a great deal of wear and tear over time.
However, choosing a durable countertop surface doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice style. It’s just as important to pick a countertop that highlights the establishment’s unique mission and brand.
To get you started, we’ve outlined our favorite commercial countertop inspiration ideas below:
As commercial establishments intensify their sanitation practices due to COVID-19, non-porous surfaces have become increasingly favorable. One popular option is laminate, which is easy to clean and budget friendly. Plus, thanks to modern printing technology, laminate is available in a range of prints, colors, and textures. This includes laminate surfaces that mimic natural materials like wood and stone.
Not only is glass non-porous and durable, but it’s beautiful too. It can even be layered on top of other materials—like copper or LED lights—to produce an aesthetically pleasing visual. Glass countertops are exceptionally breathtaking in hotel lobbies, bars, and upscale restaurants.
Often used in restaurants and commercial kitchens, stainless steel is extremely sturdy and long-lasting. It’s also heat-tolerant and stain-resistant, making it perfect for high-traffic areas. Choose from various finishes, including hammered, brushed, antique matte, or satin. Try pairing it with rustic wood elements for a stunning industrial-inspired look.
For high-end projects with bigger budgets, granite is an excellent option. Its natural beauty, coupled with the uniqueness of every slab, makes it perfect for luxurious spaces. Granite is also resistant to heat and stains. However, granite is porous, so it needs to be resealed each year in order to maintain these features. Consider using it in spaces that are meant to deliver breathtaking first impressions, such as hotel lobbies.
Quartz is an ideal granite alternative. Unlike granite, quartz is non-porous and doesn’t require resealing. It’s also more affordable and, since it’s man-made, it can be produced in a variety of colors and patterns. Quartz also works well in upscale projects.
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For more commercial countertop inspiration, we invite you to visit our renowned design center. Whether you’re building a healthcare facility or renovating a restaurant, our commercial division can help find the best countertop surface for your project. We also provide additional interior products such as flooring, carpet, and cabinetry.
Let’s bring your ideas to life. To learn more about our commercial division, contact Primera today.