Restaurants and bars have commercial kitchens where the temperature gets high due to cooking and a fast working environment, which may result in accidental spills or stains on the worktops. Choosing the right kind of material for your worktop is important, as it should be durable and easy to manage. It should also look appealing and blend with the theme and setting of the restaurant or bar. Here are the best worktop surfaces for bars and restaurants for this year.
Quartz is also called engineered stone or human-made stone. It is a durable stone and has a luxurious and vibrant look. They are a good choice, as they are non-porous and stain resistant, which makes cleaning the worktop easy. The durability of quartz is as strong as granite or marble. The chances of it chipping or cracking are very less. It is a sterile material, as it prevents any bacteria from growing on the surface.
Quartz worktops require low maintenance, as they do not need to be resealed every few years. A lot of new restaurants in Memphis, TN, where I stay, are extensively using Quartz as the main kitchen countertop material, instead of granite, marble, or porcelain, as it not only looks premium and sophisticated but lasts longer due to the blend of toughened materials like factory-grade resin.
This makes it apt if you are looking for a good quality worktop material at a low budget.
Porcelain is an easy material to cut and handle in a factory, which ensures a clean and smooth worktop. It can be pigmented to various colours to imitate the look of marble. It is tough and scratch and heat resistant, which is why it is suitable for a commercial kitchen. Porcelain is waterproof and stain resistant, making it easy to clean. Porcelain worktops can withstand the high heat in a professional kitchen, making it an ideal choice. It is also an eco-friendly material, as it is made out of clay. It can be reused to make other objects if you plan to change the worktop.
Ceramic is an appropriate material to furnish your worktops. They are flameproof, which means it is apt for a kitchen in a restaurant or a bar. Ceramic worktops are hygienic and can be cleaned easily using a damp cloth. It is lightweight and has thin slabs, making it easy to install in a kitchen. Ceramic is a highly durable material and can withstand heavy wear and tear for more than ten years. It can also withstand UV rays and thus, maintain the colour and shine of the worktop for a long time.
Marble is a classic natural stone used to make countertops. They are admired for their natural beauty. As it is one of the softer materials, appealing designs can be incorporated in it during the process of fabrication. They come in a variety of colours and hues like white, black, grey and so on. Even though it sounds like an expensive stone, it costs comparatively less than other natural stones. Marble worktops are perfect for restaurant kitchens, as they can withstand high heat and remain unaffected. Another attractive feature of marble is that it is entirely natural and does not have any artificial elements. This makes it a more organic material for a kitchen worktop.