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Metal Surface Countertops

Metal countertops are available with splashes of color and copper can be treated to produce color shades that rival even the most dramatic granite color variations.

Stainless steel, long used commercial kitchens, may be your first thought for metal countertops. While stainless steel is popular because it is so easily cleaned, almost impossible to stain, and indifferent to water and spills, there are many other metal-fabricated countertops to consider.

Not only do you have a dynamic choice of metals but many choices in finishes as well. Another nice feature of metal is that it's non-porous, with good hygienic qualities. Most metal countertops are heat-proof and will take a hot pan better than a laminate or solid surface.

There are several different types of metal that are used to fashion kitchen countertops.

Stainless Steel

A stainless steel countertop doesn't have to have a monochromatic look. Today’s stainless steel countertops can feature different brush finishes that add a whole new twist to the look of stainless, resulting in a visual dimension to what can sometimes be a completely uniform surface. These types of finishes also help mask everyday use, since any scratches tend to get muted by the "micro-scratches" of the patterned finish.

Copper

Copper will develop a reddish-brown patina as it ages. You can maintain a uniform color if you apply a wax or sealer, which fabricators often apply during manufacture.

Pewter

A pewter countertop offers a sophisticated alternative to the slightly more clinical look of stainless steel. Pewter's silvery color is muted somewhat in that it's not as bright as chrome; rather, it has a more matte appearance. Pewter’s softness also has an upside because the metal is easily shaped and stamped, allowing artistic designs to be incorporated into the surface. Pewter is a more traditional look, and a pewter countertop provides an arresting focal point in an eclectic kitchen.

Zinc

Zinc countertops are perfect for people who wish to really differentiate their style. Much warmer than stainless steel, zinc has an attractive whitish to silvery-gray appearance when "new," but develops a darkened blue-gray patina over time. If you prefer to keep the initial look, you can apply a beeswax coating periodically.

The professional design team at Affinity Kitchen & Bath has experience working with stainless steel, pewter, zinc, and the entire range of metal countertop options. We would be happy to share our expertise with you, helping you select the new countertop that is just right for you, your home, and your lifestyle.

Call 941-953-3240
or visit our showroom at 1035 N. Lime Ave. to arrange your complimentary in-home consultation.

 

A few words from some of our kitchen cabinet/countertop customers...

  • Michele P.

    "My kitchen is beautiful and I have you to thank for it! I especially want to thank Tim, Rolando, and his men, Tracy and Holly for being there for me when I had questions and concerns. You are all professionals. I will recommend your company to all my friends. Thank you again!"
  • Henry & Wynne Dallam

    "Dear Julie, Just a note to say—again—how much Wynne and I are enjoying our new kitchen cabinet facings. Our kitchen is beautiful—everything we have hoped for! Backsplash scheduled to go in this week, which will really complete the job. We were very pleased with Andres. He was thorough, neat, and very dedicated to his work. Affinity is fortunate to have a craftsman like him. Thanks also for your patience and concern with us during all our selection trials and questions. It took a while, but we finally feel we got it right!"
  • Bruce and Pauline Elmer

    "My wife and I are very pleased with the new kitchen that your people did for us. Tim presented my wife with the options that were available and helped me with the design. Rolando and crew were OUTSTANDING with the installation, and your granite crew cut the angles PERFECTLY for the top. The job was done in a week, even with us having another contractor replace the tile floor! We could not have asked for anything more, and would highly recommend your firm."
  • Joe & Pat Wozniak

    “Affinity is definitely the best company we have ever worked with. You were compelled to make our kitchen remodel an exciting event. There was never anything you couldn’t or wouldn’t do to meet our requests. We have truly praised your work to all our friends and neighbors and highly recommend you and your skilled employees. Thank you for giving us a pleasant experience and a beautiful kitchen.”
  • Sandy and Joe Kirsche

    "Hi Julie, the counter guy was here yesterday and finished sealing the countertops. Andres was here first thing this morning to do the final detail work on the cabinets. THE KITCHEN LOOKS GREAT!!!! Andres did a fabulous job on the cabinets. They look better than I could have imagined! I can't believe it's the same kitchen. Thank you for all your help in the planning process and scheduling. Both Joe and I are so happy; everything looks just as we had hoped."

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