Choosing a new table surface is responsible decision

New kitchen countertop choosing or all kitchen interior furnishing ”from scratch”  is a very crucial process. Usually, kitchen furniture and equipment are purchased with the intention of long-term usage. On the other hand, as well costs are always important, because any repair works demands high expenses. In this regard, without doubt, it is important to evaluate the pros and cons before kitchen surface purchasing. And  how best to do it, unless compared variants available in the market.

Acryl

Acrylic table surfaces are a single piece, seamless and easy cleaned. Although it are relatively expensive, but unreliable – hot pans and cooking pots, as well as knives can spoil it easy. Another nuance, acrylic surfaces appear artificially. Someone may like it, and who does not.

Laminate

The laminate table surface’s primary advantages are certainly price and a large variety of colors. It is artificial material, and can be painted in any color with unimaginable patterns. On the other hand, these surfaces are not too resistant, it are  influenced by moisture, temperature; if it is damaged with a knife, laminate cannot be restored to original state.

Wood

Wood tables, of course, are familiar. If properly used, it will serve for a long time, furthermore, minor scratches can be liquidated by any carpenter or just skilled person. On the other hand, wood tables are subjected to deformation, loss of colour and  become darker under the impact of moisture. It should be impregnated. If it is qualitative wood table rather than cheap standard furniture, it costs you quite an amount.

Natural stone Pilsakmens_fb_ready-0053

Natural stone – granite, marble and quatz surfaces, are also not cheap. However, its advantages are obvious: it are not scratched, are fully  heat-resistant, hygienic, waterproof, not deform and have extra-long lifetime. Attempting to scratch a natural stone surface, you will  destroy an  item  used for this purpose.

Comparing natural stone surfaces themselves it is necessary to add, that marble surfaces are still less liquid (especially acid) resistant as opposed to granite surfaces. So drinking juice, cofee or wine you need to use  a tray or wipes. If it happen to spill something – it will be wiped off. Cleaning agents should be suitable for marble cleaning. Surface will be not hopelessly damaged,  it have been polished. Why do you need unnecessary troubles? In return, quartz surface advantage lies in the fact that the material is not porous and so it does not absorb any liquids. More about natural stone surfaces look here.

How is the price of table surface calculated?

Qualitative stone processing is very long and complex process, which consists of several cycles.

At first source materials will be mined, delivered from quarries from different parts of the world, cut purposefully allocating stone form and texture; will be processed edges and surfaces, as well as selected suitable for use plates. Specific and accordingly expensive process equipment are used in processing. 3 (4)

Different processing methods help to attain the conceived surface’s look. Thus, for example, grinding makes surface matt, but polishing – shiny similar to mirror. Flaming makes surface rough, because stone top layer is taken out. Sandblasting gives less surface roughness, brushing  in turn makes older.

Even work of craftsmen requires time, special tools and professional skills, as well as all will be done closely and skillfully.

But the work result is amazing! These skillfully made surfaces and other stone items decorate any accommodation giving additional value and peculiar charm. Furthermore, if properly cared, it is able to delight owners and visitors even after 200 years and more.

”Pilsakmens” exposition room

Currently we are closer and simpler accessible to clients

Today, 1st of March we’re opening ”Pilsakmens” exposition room where are showed stone samples as – granite, marble, quartz, onyx, travertine and natural slate. Customers would be able to look over it conveniently, acquaint with our realized projects and create ideas to make your intent happen, and place an order.

”Pilsakmens” exposition room is located in Salaspils, trading house ”Kurshi” at 6 Zviedru street, Salaspils. Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday:11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday: Closed. For further informations contact by phone: +371 29520374; +371 29934662; +371 26363671.

Co-operating with us, a client gets the whole stone processing cycle: chosen material supply, processing and assembly. Most materials are also available from storage, which are placed on the area of about 5000 sq.m. This allows the optimum selection to realize your project  in a short time.

We produce:

  • kitchen tables and work surfaces;
  • bathroom stone countertops;
  • stone bar counters;
  • stone stairs;
  • stone windowsills;
  • stone fireplace portals;
  • stone fountains;
  • stone tiles;
  • stone columns;
  • stone poles;
  • paving stones;
  • and other natural stone products.

Purchase for a long time

A very wide range of various material for kitchen and bathroom surfaces, paving floors and walls, stairs and windowsills is available in the market. If it is important to find the most convenient solution, specialists recommend to choose natural stone, for example marble, quartz or granite. At first glance, it may seem expensive and too exclusive, but looking forward, qualitative natural stone kitchen countertop or bathroom surface will certainly pay off.

The main natural stone features ar its durability and resistance to mechanical damages and environmental impact. As can be seen looking to old buildings, wich have been remarkably well preserved. Natural stone materials, wich are used for interiors (natural stone kitchen counertops and bathroom surfaces)  are  durable. It is very difficultly to spoil it, chemical agents and sharp items do not influence it. Indeed, a great deal of knifes are significantly softer than marble or granite kitchen countertops.

Unfortunately, there is differently with artificial stone. It is often do not includes stone, because it is  artificial alloy, which, of course, costs cheaper for manufacturers, so quality is too far from an ideal. Speaking honestly, it has advantage: the material can be fashioned any forms, furthermore seams and connecting points are countless. So these kitchen countertops and bathroom surfaces have significantly lower durability than natural stone surfaces: the materials are soft and deform under the temperature influence. It is possible to put on marble, quartz or granite surface hot casserole or pan taken out from heat oven, but it is differently with artificial surfaces, because these are not heat-resistant. Even sink can be irretrievably damaged from poured hot liquid. It also relate to knifes and other sharp items, even not to mention the fact that accidentally fallen on the surface meat tenderizer can chap it. Meanwhile, when doubts arise, it is possible, before purchasing, ask supplier any small natural stone sample and try to scratch it or impact any differently.  It will not have a problem with the experiment for qualitative material trader