Countertops (also known as a counter top, counter, benchtop, worktop, or kitchen bench depending upon where you come from) typically refers to a horizontal work surface in kitchens or other food preparation areas, bathrooms
or lavatories, and workrooms.
Bella Tile experts can advise you on the best material to use for your countertop depending upon its usage. Primary considerations of material choice and conformation are durability, functionality, hygiene, appearance, and cost.
Countertops are frequently installed upon, and supported by, cabinets. The surface is positioned at an ergonomic
height for the user and the particular task for which it is designed. A countertop may be constructed of various materials with different attributes of functionality, durability, and aesthetics. The countertop may have built-in appliances,
or accessory items relative to the intended application.
Fitted kitchens are typically an arrangement of assembled unit cabinetry covered with a continuous work surface. When installed in a kitchen on standard (U.S) wall-mounted base unit cabinets, countertops are typically about 25-26 inches (635–660 mm) from front to back and are designed with a slight overhang on the front (leading) edge. This allows for a convenient reach to objects at the back of the countertop while protecting the base cabinet faces.
Finished heights from the floor vary depending on use, but are typically 35-36" (889–914 mm), with a material thickness depending on that chosen. They may include an integrated backsplash to prevent spills and objects from falling behind the cabinets. Countertops may be installed on freestanding islands, dining areas, bars, desks and tabletops, and other spaces; they may also comprise cantilevers, freespans and overhangs. They are often built to accommodate sinks, stoves (cookers), ranges, and cooktops, or other accessories such as dispensers, integrated drain boards, and cutting boards.
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