If you’ve got children or grandchildren, keeping your kitchen and eating area clean is a major task. You can cut down on the time it takes to clean up a mess and the damage it can do to materials by choosing the right kitchen finishes. The options below are guaranteed to help you cut down on scrubbing and wiping, keeping finishes and surfaces looking better for longer.
Quartz countertops are frequently at the top of the list for finishes that clean up easily and are relatively resistant to scratches and stains. Because quartz is a hard, non-porous surface, you’re less likely to see staining, which is something more common with popular choices like granite or marble.
Additionally, quartz countertops can be cleaned quickly with a warm washcloth. If you need a cleaner, quartz holds up to common surface cleaners found in any Myrtle Beach store. Avoid corrosive chemical cleaning products and placing hot pans directly on the countertop.
Flooring and Backsplashes
There are many options for kitchen flooring, but here are the ones that will protect you best from spills, stains, and scratches:
- Porcelain or Ceramic Tile: Highly resistant to scratching and staining, absorbs very little moisture, and doesn’t require sealing like natural stone. Plus, there are a variety of colors, textures, and styles of ceramic tile to fit any kitchen.
- Vinyl Planks: Unlike hardwood, vinyl will not absorb much moisture and it’s difficult to stain. It holds up to a variety of cleaners, and it’s difficult to scratch and stain. With a number of styles, planks can give you the “wood” look without the constant fear of staining or scratching.
Because of these reasons, porcelain, ceramic and vinyl are popular materials for backsplashes, areas that see a lot of grease, grime, and dirt.
When it comes to cabinetry, the simpler the design, the easier it is to clean. Food, dirt, grime, and grease particulates congregate in the detailed recessing of cabinetry.
Flat panel or Shaker-styled cabinets lack the tiny grooves the make cleaning difficult. You can easily wipe down a flat cabinet door. A number of experts recommend satin paint for cabinetry as they are not as porous as high-gloss paints.
If you are opposed to satin paint, semi-gloss is regarded as a type that handles moisture and stains well. Semi-gloss paint is a good choice for baseboards and trim.
Myrtle Beach Kitchen Experts
Odom Design unifies function and form. Our design-build process involves getting to know our client and their lives. We create spaces and choose materials that fit your lifestyle and priorities.
If you have children or grandchildren, or you simply want a kitchen that will look good longer, explore some of the finishes above.
When you’re ready to take the next step, give us a call and we’ll start by working with you on an idea board, and then we’ll go from there. We look forward to making your Myrtle Beach dream kitchen a reality!