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      Kitchen Countertops

      Kitchen countertops come in a variety of materials, and they are extremely important when we look at the overall performance of a new kitchen. At Senso Design, we retail two excellent types of countertops, the quartz style countertop, and the post-form style kitchen countertop. Both come with attractive features that will provide long life and dazzling visual elements for your sense of décor. But, what are quartz countertops and post-form kitchen countertops? We will enlighten you and demonstrate why these kitchen countertops are sound choices when you purchase them along with your new cabinets from our company, Senso Design.

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      Quartz Countertops, The Cutting Edge

      Countertop ImageA quartz countertop is also known as an engineered stone countertop. It is made with 90 percent quartz – a naturally occurring mineral that is very hard – and 10 percent polymers and pigments. When mixed correctly, this chemical compound creates a granite-like surface. Depending on how finely the quartz is ground, it can produce a flecked appearance – a coarse grind. For a smooth finish, a fine grind creates a soft, satiny smooth finish. The great thing about quartz is that there is a considerable amount of the acrylic mineral on earth, and it is easily extracted. The substance is extremely durable and non-porous.
       
       
      A kitchen countertop needs to function to be useful, and at Senso Design, all of our countertops meet or exceed those functions. Cutting, chopping, slicing, and pounding can be withstood with our offering of kitchen countertops. One more thing, our kitchen countertops are as beautiful as they are functional. The best part of a custom kitchen countertop is you can have it your way. We have a large inventory of colour schemes and styles to suit your decorative tastes. If we don’t have it, we will source it. Kitchen countertop design is a creative exercise, and it can be satisfied through the invention of new colours and styles that come from anyone’s mind’s eye. If you can see and can describe, we will make it for you at Senso Design. We would like you to see our outstanding line of quartz countertops as a brief introduction to the countertop you are buying at Senso Design.
         

      Quartz Countertops, FAQs

      I want a quartz countertop; can I have an integrated sink too?
      • The sinks that come with our countertops will support any type of sink on the market. The most popular sink in our inventory is the under-mount sink. It can be used with a post-formed countertop to provide an excellent alternative to other market solutions for sinks.
      Are there any special requirements for the care of a quartz countertop?
      • As a non-porous surface, quartz countertops are easy to care for once installed. It is one kitchen countertop that is hard to stain and cleans up with soap and water in most cases. Harsh chemical cleaners and bleach are not cleansers to use on the quartz countertops because they are abrasive.
      Can I put hot pans on a quartz countertop or use it without a cutting board?
      • It is best to use some type of potholder under your hot pans when putting them on a quartz countertop. The countertop will discolour when a high amount of heat is concentrated in one spot. Quartz kitchen countertops are scratch resistant, to keep them in pristine condition. We at Senso recommend that you use a cutting board as often as possible when working on the countertop.
      How do I fix scratches and chips in my quartz countertop?
      • It takes a specialist to remediate any damage that may have been sustained on your quartz countertop. For a kitchen countertop repair, call us at Senso Design, and we will dispatch an expert to repair any problems you are having with your countertop.
      What are the warranties for the countertop and the workmanship?
      • As long as you are using the countertop as intended, a manufacturer’s warranty is provided with every kitchen countertop purchase. Our Senso Design workmanship warranty will be for two years as long as the problems were created by our installation and finish team.
       

      The Benefits of Quartz Countertops

      Quartz countertop imageThey are tough and durable.
      • As we told you, quartz is man-made stone, and a high quartz content makes for a tough surface. It is one of the best options for a countertop because it is exceptionally hard and durable. Because the surface is tougher than nails, it will withstand chipping, scratching, and other defects. The durability will allow you to enjoy your countertop for many years without maintenance.
      Quartz countertops contain no porous openings
      • A quartz countertop is a smooth surface that has no small bubbles in the finish. What this means for your countertop is that no penetration of liquids or solids will occur. That means no cracks or scratches will result from regular use. Keeping the counter sealed will stop any bacterial growth from happening to create a safe, clean surface that is a joy to behold.
      Selection
      • Quartz countertops can be engineered in a variety of colours of finishes. As a man-made substance, it is designed to suit any decorative style or colour scheme that you have in mind.
      Uniformity in feel
      • When you purchase a stone countertop, not always is the finish consistent throughout the entire piece of stone for a countertop. When you buy a quartz countertop, you can count on the finish being the same from end to end of the countertop. The uniformity of the finish adds to the aesthetic design in your kitchen and a fluid finish.
      Quartz countertops are an excellent investment
      • There are three reasons a quartz countertop is a solid choice for your home. The first is popularity. Quartz countertops offer the look and feel of a stone countertop at a fraction of the price. The second reason is quartz countertops are easily maintained and resistant to damage. The third reason is that the quartz countertop is durable based on its make-up.
       

      Care and Maintenance For A Quartz Countertop

      When spills or other messes end up on a quartz countertop, wipe them up with a soft cloth and warm water. If the mess is caked on, use mild dish detergent to lift the baked-on mess. Stay away from harsh chemicals or astringents as they wear down the finish over time. When cleaning any affected area on the quartz countertop, wipe in a circular motion. The circular motion will help release any substance that has dried on the countertop surface. After cleaning, wipe the countertop down with fresh water. A soapy substance can dry and leave a film that can be a problem when preparing food. The food will absorb the soap film, leaving a bad taste in the food. If you can wipe down your quartz countertop when spills happen, all the better, if not a more in-depth cleaning may be in order. Tough, caked-on grit or grime, can be tough to remove from any countertop. You can clean up a quartz countertop that has caked on material with a vinegar and warm rinse. Ink, glue, or chewing gum must be removed with an oil-based stain remover that is made for quartz countertops.

      Quartz countertop

      K-Stone Quartz Countertops

      With over 40 choices of style for your kitchen countertop, the K-stone quartz series will brighten any kitchen with its diverse options for finishes. As we mentioned previously, a quartz countertop can be constructed with several different colours to create unique finishes that are individualistic to your tastes. You can have a flecked finish or a smooth finish. Or something in between with this selection for your kitchen countertop.

      HanStone Quartz Countertops

      The Hanstone quartz countertop offers the same advantages as the K-Stone quartz countertop, and it just as functional and beautiful. The primary difference – slight as it may be – is in the finish. HanStone is somewhat smoother and appears as a satiny finish in comparison to the bold finish that is prevalent in the K-Stone series. The HanStone countertop is as tough as it is appealing to the eye, and you can’t go wrong when you make this selection. You have over 40 different patterns to take advantage of here, and any choice will make your kitchen beautiful.

       

      Post-formed or Laminated Kitchen Countertop

      The post-formed kitchen countertop is a throwback to the original design of kitchen countertops. Materials are laminated together with heat, blocks, and glue to form a hardened surface that resists all sorts of usage. The edge of the countertop is joined to the backsplash to create a one-piece countertop. Then, it is applied to the top of the kitchen cabinets. A laminate sheet is affixed to a piece of board and rolled over a section of the board. That process creates an unbroken face. The countertops, in general, are manufactured in a one-size fashion, and the cabinetmaker will cut them down to fit the precise application. Also, these kitchen countertops can be custom made and in both cases, come with seamless edges.

       

      Post-formed Kitchen Countertops

      For something a little different, you can choose the post-formed kitchen countertop. It offers a solid base, extremely durable, easy cleanup, and stain-resistant. This countertop is made up of 90 percent wood. The product is exceptionally environmentally friendly, just like the quartz countertop collection, with little toxic chemical compounds present. This countertop is popular with families with small children and in child-care facilities, as it one safe countertop. You can choose from four different laminates in our inventory. If you want to make another selection of laminate to create your sense of style, we will source it for you from our suppliers.

      Senso Design Custom Kitchen Post Formed Countertops

      Post-formed countertops, FAQs

      Are laminated countertops custom-built?
      • At Senso Design, you can have a custom-built countertop to match the dimensions or shape of the area that needs to be covered. For example, if you have an eat-in kitchen that has a dining bar at the end of the counter that is slightly curved, the countertop can be shaped to accommodate the need. Conversely, if an island is something your kitchen design requires, a circular style can be created to meet your requirements.
      What are my options for a laminated countertop?
      • In our post-formed section of countertops, we have shown you what you can expect for potential selections for your kitchen countertop. If you want something else, we will work to fulfill your preference so you can have your kitchen countertop your way.
      Can I have a granite or marble finish?
      • Certainly, you can. Laminate countertops can give off the appearance of a marble or granite finish at a fraction of the cost.
      What are the warranties for workmanship and the countertop itself?
      • Our workmanship warranty is for two years. A manufacturer's warranty will also be provided.
      Can I have a seamless backsplash?
      • Yes, you can, and it provides a couple of advantages. It is easy to clean, and it creates a sanitary environment – food or bacterial growth will have no place to grow when you have a seamless backsplash.
      Where can I install a laminate countertop?
      • In the kitchen, for sure, but there are other places where a laminate countertop works in the home or office. Kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, garages, and recreation rooms can be a space for a laminate countertop. In commercial applications, the countertops will serve requirements for kitchenettes, cafeterias, reception areas, and breakfast bars, to name but a few.
       

      The Advantages of A Post-Form Countertop

      The cost
      • If you are on a budget, this can be the countertop for you. Materials that make-up a post-form or laminated countertop is inexpensive, and the process to create the countertop won’t set your budget back.
      Durable
      • A laminated countertop will last for many years with the right care. You can work on it, preparing all kinds of meals, and it will continue to perform as expected. Post-form or laminate surfaces will take a licking and continue to supply the right results.
      Non-porous surface
      • Like a quartz kitchen countertop, the laminated or post-form surface has a non-porous surface. Spills or food won’t become embedded in small holes creating bacteria and health hazards associated with degrading food products.
      Seamless backsplashes
      • The design of the post-form countertop allows it to be made with a seamless backsplash. For an L-shaped countertop, a laminated piece of material is cut to fit, ensuring a smooth countertop that will last for years.
       

      Care and Maintenance For A Post-Formed Countertop

      Cleaning your post-form countertop is a snap. Warm water and a soft cloth work well to make short work of spills of grunge that ends up on a counter. Use a soft cloth when cleaning a laminated countertop; you can scratch the finish when using a steel wool pad or a Brillo pad. When cleaning a laminated surface, tough, caked-on messes can be cleaned with mild cleaning products – but stay away from harsher substances like bleach. Many cleaning products work well on plastic surfaces like post-form countertops, and they will leave clean and shining. If you want to stay away from chemical substances for cleaning, you can use a baking soda paste at a 3:1 ratio mix with water. The natural chemical reaction will render and caked on mess a puddle, and it is easily wiped up. If your post-from countertop becomes damaged or has sustained scratches, call us at Senso Design. We can fix the area with a paste solution that we will match precisely to the finish of your kitchen countertop.  
       

      Excellent support and quality materials

      Now that you have an understanding of kitchen countertops, we at Senso Design want to assure you that you have help matching them to cabinets. Our design team is ready to help match the countertop to the cabinet style you have chosen. Our team has many years of experience helping our customers make excellent selections when purchasing countertops. Our materials are second to now, and we use some of the best in class hardware to complete your kitchen renovation project. In our inventory, you can choose from Blum, Egger, Formica, Ironspan, and Renolit products to complete your kitchen project, and they are well regarded for the products they produce. Let our design team advise you on what works best for home – matching architectural design with quality products is what we do best at Senso Design.   When you consign your kitchen renovation project to us at Senso Design, we want you to know that you will be well taken care of when you come to us. Years of experience, quality products, excellent warranties, and we treat you like a friend are all the reasons you need to work with us at Senso Design. We would like to invite you to visit our showroom for a free estimate and consultation. To make a personalized appointment with one of our fantastic design team members, call us Senso Design at 416.900.3675.

      Quartz countertops, the cutting edge

      A quartz countertop is also known as an engineered stone countertop. It is made with 90 percent quartz – a naturally occurring mineral that is very hard – and 10 percent polymers and pigments. When mixed correctly, this chemical compound creates a granite-like surface. Depending on how finely the quartz is ground, it can produce a flecked appearance – a coarse grind. For a smooth finish, a fine grind creates a soft, satiny smooth finish. The great thing about quartz is that there is a considerable amount of the acrylic mineral on earth, and it is easily extracted. The substance is extremely durable and non-porous.
       

      The post-formed or laminated kitchen countertop

      The post-formed kitchen countertop is a throwback to the original design of kitchen countertops. Materials are laminated together with heat, blocks, and glue to form a hardened surface that resists all sorts of usage. The edge of the countertop is joined to the backsplash to create a one-piece countertop. Then, it is applied to the top of the kitchen cabinets. A laminate sheet is affixed to a piece of board and rolled over a section of the board. That process creates an unbroken face. The countertops, in general, are manufactured in a one-size fashion, and the cabinetmaker will cut them down to fit the precise application. Also, these kitchen countertops can be custom made and in both cases, come with seamless edges.
       

      Senso quartz countertops

      A kitchen countertop needs to function to be useful, and at Senso Design, all of our countertops meet or exceed those functions. Cutting, chopping, slicing, and pounding can be withstood with our offering of kitchen countertops. One more thing, our kitchen countertops are as beautiful as they are functional. The best part of a custom kitchen countertop is you can have it your way. We have a large inventory of colour schemes and styles to suit your decorative tastes. If we don’t have it, we will source it. Kitchen countertop design is a creative exercise, and it can be satisfied through the invention of new colours and styles that come from anyone’s mind’s eye. If you can see and can describe, we will make it for you at Senso Design. We would like you to see our outstanding line of quartz countertops as a brief introduction to the countertop you are buying at Senso Design.
       

      K-Stone quartz countertops

      With over 40 choices of style for your kitchen countertop, the K-stone quartz series will brighten any kitchen with its diverse options for finishes. As we mentioned previously, a quartz countertop can be constructed with several different colours to create unique finishes that are individualistic to your tastes. You can have a flecked finish or a smooth finish. Or something in between with this selection for your kitchen countertop.

      HanStone quartz countertops

      The Hanstone quartz countertop offers the same advantages as the K-Stone quartz countertop, and it just as functional and beautiful. The primary difference – slight as it may be – is in the finish. HanStone is somewhat smoother and appears as a satiny finish in comparison to the bold finish that is prevalent in the K-Stone series. The HanStone countertop is as tough as it is appealing to the eye, and you can’t go wrong when you make this selection. You have over 40 different patterns to take advantage of here, and any choice will make your kitchen beautiful.

      Post-formed kitchen countertops

      For something a little different, you can choose the post-formed kitchen countertop. It offers a solid base, extremely durable, easy cleanup, and stain-resistant. This countertop is made up of 90 percent wood. The product is exceptionally environmentally friendly, just like the quartz countertop collection, with little toxic chemical compounds present. This countertop is popular with families with small children and in child-care facilities, as it one safe countertop. You can choose from four different laminates in our inventory. If you want to make another selection of laminate to create your sense of style, we will source it for you from our suppliers.

      Quartz countertops, FAQs

      I want a quartz countertop; can I have an integrated sink too?
      • The sinks that come with our countertops will support any type of sink on the market. The most popular sink in our inventory is the under-mount sink. It can be used with a post-formed countertop to provide an excellent alternative to other market solutions for sinks.
      Are there any special requirements for the care of a quartz countertop?
      • As a non-porous surface, quartz countertops are easy to care for once installed. It is one kitchen countertop that is hard to stain and cleans up with soap and water in most cases. Harsh chemical cleaners and bleach are not cleansers to use on the quartz countertops because they are abrasive.
      Can I put hot pans on a quartz countertop or use it without a cutting board?
      • It is best to use some type of potholder under your hot pans when putting them on a quartz countertop. The countertop will discolour when a high amount of heat is concentrated in one spot. Quartz kitchen countertops are scratch resistant, to keep them in pristine condition. We at Senso recommend that you use a cutting board as often as possible when working on the countertop.
      How do I fix scratches and chips in my quartz countertop?
      • It takes a specialist to remediate any damage that may have been sustained on your quartz countertop. For a kitchen countertop repair, call us at Senso Design, and we will dispatch an expert to repair any problems you are having with your countertop.
      What are the warranties for the countertop and the workmanship?
      • As long as you are using the countertop as intended, a manufacturer’s warranty is provided with every kitchen countertop purchase. Our Senso Design workmanship warranty will be for two years as long as the problems were created by our installation and finish team.

      Post-formed countertops, FAQs

      Are laminated countertops custom-built?
      • At Senso Design, you can have a custom-built countertop to match the dimensions or shape of the area that needs to be covered. For example, if you have an eat-in kitchen that has a dining bar at the end of the counter that is slightly curved, the countertop can be shaped to accommodate the need. Conversely, if an island is something your kitchen design requires, a circular style can be created to meet your requirements.
      What are my options for a laminated countertop?
      • In our post-formed section of countertops, we have shown you what you can expect for potential selections for your kitchen countertop. If you want something else, we will work to fulfill your preference so you can have your kitchen countertop your way.
      Can I have a granite or marble finish?
      • Certainly, you can. Laminate countertops can give off the appearance of a marble or granite finish at a fraction of the cost.
      What are the warranties for workmanship and the countertop itself?
      • Our workmanship warranty is for two years. A manufacturer's warranty will also be provided.
      Can I have a seamless backsplash?
      • Yes, you can, and it provides a couple of advantages. It is easy to clean, and it creates a sanitary environment – food or bacterial growth will have no place to grow when you have a seamless backsplash.
      Where can I install a laminate countertop?
      • In the kitchen, for sure, but there are other places where a laminate countertop works in the home or office. Kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, garages, and recreation rooms can be a space for a laminate countertop. In commercial applications, the countertops will serve requirements for kitchenettes, cafeterias, reception areas, and breakfast bars, to name but a few.

      The benefits of quartz countertops

      They are tough and durable.
      • As we told you, quartz is man-made stone, and a high quartz content makes for a tough surface. It is one of the best options for a countertop because it is exceptionally hard and durable. Because the surface is tougher than nails, it will withstand chipping, scratching, and other defects. The durability will allow you to enjoy your countertop for many years without maintenance.
      Quartz countertops contain no porous openings
      • A quartz countertop is a smooth surface that has no small bubbles in the finish. What this means for your countertop is that no penetration of liquids or solids will occur. That means no cracks or scratches will result from regular use. Keeping the counter sealed will stop any bacterial growth from happening to create a safe, clean surface that is a joy to behold.
      Selection
      • Quartz countertops can be engineered in a variety of colours of finishes. As a man-made substance, it is designed to suit any decorative style or colour scheme that you have in mind.
      Uniformity in feel
      • When you purchase a stone countertop, not always is the finish consistent throughout the entire piece of stone for a countertop. When you buy a quartz countertop, you can count on the finish being the same from end to end of the countertop. The uniformity of the finish adds to the aesthetic design in your kitchen and a fluid finish.
      Quartz countertops are an excellent investment
      • There are three reasons a quartz countertop is a solid choice for your home. The first is popularity. Quartz countertops offer the look and feel of a stone countertop at a fraction of the price. The second reason is quartz countertops are easily maintained and resistant to damage. The third reason is that the quartz countertop is durable based on its make-up.

      The advantages of a post-form countertop

      The cost
      • If you are on a budget, this can be the countertop for you. Materials that make-up a post-form or laminated countertop is inexpensive, and the process to create the countertop won’t set your budget back.
      Durable
      • A laminated countertop will last for many years with the right care. You can work on it, preparing all kinds of meals, and it will continue to perform as expected. Post-form or laminate surfaces will take a licking and continue to supply the right results.
      Non-porous surface
      • Like a quartz kitchen countertop, the laminated or post-form surface has a non-porous surface. Spills or food won’t become embedded in small holes creating bacteria and health hazards associated with degrading food products.
      Seamless backsplashes
      • The design of the post-form countertop allows it to be made with a seamless backsplash. For an L-shaped countertop, a laminated piece of material is cut to fit, ensuring a smooth countertop that will last for years.

      Care and maintenance for a quartz countertop

      When spills or other messes end up on a quartz countertop, wipe them up with a soft cloth and warm water. If the mess is caked on, use mild dish detergent to lift the baked-on mess. Stay away from harsh chemicals or astringents as they wear down the finish over time. When cleaning any affected area on the quartz countertop, wipe in a circular motion. The circular motion will help release any substance that has dried on the countertop surface. After cleaning, wipe the countertop down with fresh water. A soapy substance can dry and leave a film that can be a problem when preparing food. The food will absorb the soap film, leaving a bad taste in the food. If you can wipe down your quartz countertop when spills happen, all the better, if not a more in-depth cleaning may be in order. Tough, caked-on grit or grime, can be tough to remove from any countertop. You can clean up a quartz countertop that has caked on material with a vinegar and warm rinse. Ink, glue, or chewing gum must be removed with an oil-based stain remover that is made for quartz countertops.
       

      Care and maintenance for a post-formed countertop

      Cleaning your post-form countertop is a snap. Warm water and a soft cloth work well to make short work of spills of grunge that ends up on a counter. Use a soft cloth when cleaning a laminated countertop; you can scratch the finish when using a steel wool pad or a Brillo pad. When cleaning a laminated surface, tough, caked-on messes can be cleaned with mild cleaning products – but stay away from harsher substances like bleach. Many cleaning products work well on plastic surfaces like post-form countertops, and they will leave clean and shining. If you want to stay away from chemical substances for cleaning, you can use a baking soda paste at a 3:1 ratio mix with water. The natural chemical reaction will render and caked on mess a puddle, and it is easily wiped up. If your post-from countertop becomes damaged or has sustained scratches, call us at Senso Design. We can fix the area with a paste solution that we will match precisely to the finish of your kitchen countertop.
       

      Excellent support and quality materials

      Now that you have an understanding of kitchen countertops, we at Senso Design want to assure you that you have help matching them to cabinets. Our design team is ready to help match the countertop to the cabinet style you have chosen. Our team has many years of experience helping our customers make excellent selections when purchasing countertops. Our materials are second to now, and we use some of the best in class hardware to complete your kitchen renovation project. In our inventory, you can choose from Blum, Egger, Formica, Ironspan, and Renolit products to complete your kitchen project, and they are well regarded for the products they produce. Let our design team advise you on what works best for home – matching architectural design with quality products is what we do best at Senso Design.   When you consign your kitchen renovation project to us at Senso Design, we want you to know that you will be well taken care of when you come to us. Years of experience, quality products, excellent warranties, and we treat you like a friend are all the reasons you need to work with us at Senso Design. We would like to invite you to visit our showroom for a free estimate and consultation. To make a personalized appointment with one of our fantastic design team members, call us Senso Design at 416.900.3675.