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So many possibilities when using EVOline products in your kitchen

So many possibilities using EVOline products

You probably might not think so, but there are so many possibilities when using EVOline products in your kitchen. The EVOline brand has become synonymous with leading kitchen design internationally. Working with leading companies, designers, and distributors, EVOline products help to maximize the space and potential of any kitchen design. This is done by integrating ‘must-have’ power, data, and multimedia sockets for any modern-day appliances, mobile devices, video, and audio.

However, EVOline literally makes space work by discreetly bringing connectivity to those difficult to reach places. For instance kitchen islands, above cupboards, breakfast buffets, and enclosed spaces. Made in Germany, the complete EVOline kitchen series is completely modular, allowing the possibility to customize any of the products to personal demands.

Designated with confidence

The EVOline product series avoids the necessity to channel through walls. Therefore with the increase in popularity in the use of glass and granite splashbacks, EVOline products bring the perfect solution to avoid the hassle and cost of wall socket cut-outs. In conclusion, this unimaginable versatility means that EVOlineStore supplies bespoke products for clients with multi-million developments all the way down to one-off demands.

Designated with confidence, make sure you are receiving a genuine EVOline product. The only systems designed and made entirely in Germany, supplied by EVOlineStore.

Choosing a Kitchen Countertop with the many possibilities using EVOline

Gone are the days when there were just a few kitchen countertop alternatives to pick from. When it’s time to build or renovate your kitchen, you will notice that there is a growing amount of kitchen worksurface materials to choose from. The best kitchen countertop materials can be combined with the best EVOline solutions. In the remaining text, a variety of worktop materials and EVOline products for helping you choose the best fit for your life and design style.

With so diverse design capabilities available, these contemporary design options together with the right EVOline solution, offer just the right appearance that you want for your home design, lifestyle, and hopefully budget.

 

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Wooden Butcher Block

MaterialButcher block countertop material is created by laminating (adhering) strips of hardwood together and then sanding to a smooth finish and sealed with mineral oil.

Maintenance
Sand and seal with mineral oil a few times a year or as demanded to remove stains, scratches, gouges, etc. Stain as needed or desired.

Advantages
This is literally a cutting board, making food prep more convenient anywhere in the kitchen. The wood can be stained any color, and if you want to change the color, you can sand and re-stain at will.

Disadvantages
This worksurface material requires maintenance (sanding and sealing, possibly staining). Wood is naturally porous, so spills need to be wiped up quickly, so they don’t penetrate and warp the wood. Wood also expands and contracts to depend on environmental conditions, so there may be some movement in the countertops, though you’re unlikely to notice.

Design style
Butcher block is very versatile and can be natural in a country cottage fashion, edgy when matched with modern design elements, and contemporary in a stylish farmhouse.

Perfect for
Creating an attractive atmosphere where you can experiment recipes to your heart’s content.

Combine with EVOline

EVOline Port, Port Push or EVOline Backflip series.

 

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Granite

Material
Granite is a natural stone quarried from a diversity of spots all around the world, often from India and Brazil or Italy, in large blocks that are then sliced into plates. These plates are then cut to fit the countertop’s design. Granite is the top contender for style in terms of organic color and pattern. As a naturally occurring rock, minerals settle into each excellently individual slab of granite, so each worktop is an authentic work of art.

MaintenanceGranite is reasonably easy to take care of and usually requires a simple wipe down. Care is very similar to quartz, but because it’s porous, it is more likely to stains and must be sealed on installation and resealed during its lifetime.

Advantages
Each piece is unique as no two plates are identical. Because of its status and versatility, it can enhance the resale value of your residence.

Disadvantages
Mining for granite is expensive for both the environment and the workers that work in the mines. While not as expensive as marble, it’s at the highest end of the kitchen countertop cost range. It does need some maintenance.

Design style
Granite works timeless in kitchens. The natural stone surface endorses a variety of design styles from traditional to contemporary.

Perfect for
Increasing a residence resale value.

Combine with EVOline

EVOline Port, EVOline Fliptop or EVOline Square80 series.

 

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Marble

Material
Marble countertops are created in much an identical way as granite, with large blocks being quarried out of extraction sites. The blocks are sliced into slabs which are precision cut to fit the countertop dimensions. Marble typically has veining whereas granite has a more fleck-like, granular look but it can’t be stated as a rule.
The biggest difference between granite and marble is their porosity. Basically, marble is softer and more porous than granite with few exceptions. Marble like Imperial Danby from Vermont is one of those types which are very solid.

Marble has a hardness of 3 to 5 on the Mohs scale.  As a surface, marble is a more suitable choice for low-traffic spots such as bathroom vanities, fireplace surrounds, and decorative accents.

Maintenance
Wash with mild soap and water using a soft cloth. Don’t use vinegar or other acid-based cleaners. Reseal at least twice a year.

Advantages
This working plane material is especially heat-resistant.

Disadvantages
Marble is costly and can be challenging to maintain depending on your lifestyle. It is very penetrable which means that messes on the countertop can trickle in and create lasting stains. It’s also easily chipped or scratched.
Marble lacks the same durability as granite and it will bear damage from regular kitchen tasks such as cutting. Contact with hot pots, pans, and dishes may also harm marble.

Design style
Nothing says luxury quite like marble. If your design-aesthetic is high-end luxury, then a marble counter will reveal it, capturing the spirit of the class.

Perfect for
A rich feel in an upscale house. Both granite and marble can make a kitchen seem more appealing to a buyer, which may help the property sell more swiftly.

Combine with EVOline

EVOline Port, EVOline V-Port or EVOline Backflip series.

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Recycled Glass

Material
This countertop material is produced with crushed glass that’s either embedded in concrete and sealed or combined with clear acrylic. Because it is up to 80% recycled glass, it is highly eco-friendly.

Maintenance
Recycled glass countertops need a simple wipe down with a soft cleaner or soap and water. It may require to be resealed periodically if the glass is embedded in concrete since the concrete could show smudges if left unsealed.

Advantages
Unique, no matter how hard you try, you won’t get two recycled glass countertops that are identical. It is additionally customizable depending on how finely the glass is ground.

Disadvantages
The unsealed concrete can be prone to stains, especially from highly acidic foods. Abrasive or harsh cleaners can also damage the acrylic surface.

Design style
Recycled glass countertop material has a mosaic look when implanted in concrete and when encased in acrylic, the glass-bits look like they’re floating. These best fit with a quirky, funny design style Depending on the colors selected, it can fit with a more traditional or contemporary style. The glass can be chosen so it’s all one color, a monochromatic palette, or a mix of colors, making it a genuine reflection of your character, and you’ll notice something different every time you’re in your kitchen.

Perfect for
The eco-friendly houses with a little bit of fancy.

Combine with EVOline

EVOline Qi-Charger, EVOline Fliptop or EVOline Backflip series.

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Quartz (Engineered Stone)

Material
Quartz worktops are created by finely grinding quartz and mixing 90% quartz with 10% resin and polymers. quartz countertops are actually a form of engineered stone, made from ground-up particles of stone bound together with space-age plastic resins.
Quartz is an engineered stone, crushed up waste granite, marble, and natural stone or recycled industrial wastes such as ceramic, silica, glass, mirrors, etc. And perhaps even some actual quartz—sometimes possibly a lot of it. All this rock material is mixed together and then held together with binders is what gives a so-called “quartz countertop” the look and feel of stone.

More accurately, a quartz worktop should probably be called compound stone. A term that more accurately describes the way these products are created. The industry is increasingly using the term engineered stone to refer to this kind of countertop.

Bottom line: quartz countertops may include larger or lesser amounts of actual quartz, but they include no solid quartz extracted from quarries and probably have lots of other stuff in them.

Quartz countertops are the crème de la crème of kitchen counter surfaces. They are sustainable, ultra-durable, sanitary, and come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Many people appreciate their ability to mimic and even surpass, the beauty of granite and other natural stone products.

Quartz’s stylish designs are the result of post-consumer product recycling, allowing for virtual perfection that would never be possible with natural granite or marble slabs. If you’re in the market for a countertop surface that is luxurious, eco-friendly, and can handle the wear-and-tear of a high volume kitchen with little to no maintenance—consider quartz your go-to countertop material!

Maintenance
Quartz countertop material requires virtually no maintenance beyond a quick wipe down with water or an all-purpose spray. It is naturally stain resistant, so sealing is unnecessary.

Advantages
This kitchen countertop option is antibacterial, so cleaning is very easy. It’s also heat, stain, and scratch-resistant, making it incredibly durable. Quartz counters have a higher heat resistance than solid surface materials. Theoretically, quartz countertops could catch fire if subjected to high enough temperatures. However such temperatures are almost unlikely to reach in a kitchen environment.

Disadvantages
The upfront cost can be higher than the low budget laminate but makes up for it with long-lasting durability.

Design style
Because quartz is an engineered product, it’s look can resemble other countertop materials from granite to concrete. This feature means that it will merge seamlessly with any style.

Perfect for
The hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Combine with EVOline

EVOline Port, EVOline Fliptop or EVOline Backflip series.

 

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Concrete

Material

Concrete countertops offer a completely customizable, handcrafted surface popular in kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor entertaining areas, as well as in restaurants and bars. Concrete counters unite functionality and beauty, plus they are inherently durable and easy to clean and maintain. Concrete countertops are just that: concrete. They are poured, allowed to set, sanded to a smooth finish, and then sealed. Concrete can be rough, so the sanding and sealing steps are very important to ensure that food doesn’t get embedded in the countertop.

Maintenance

Should I apply a sealer?

Due to the naturally porous surface, a sealer should be applied to prevent water and stain absorption. There are food-grade sealers designed especially for food-prep areas such as indoor or outdoor kitchens or bar tops. Sealers are vulnerable to heat damage from hot pots and pans, so trivets or other forms of heat protection should be used.

How do I clean and maintain concrete countertops?

As long as your concrete is properly sealed, it should be as easy to clean as a laminated surface. As a general rule, use a pH-neutral cleaner and avoid the use of aggressive scrubbing pads or abrasive cleansers that can wear away the sealer.

Conclusion: Wipe with mild soap and water. Avoid abrasive cleaners as they can penetrate the seal. Reseal periodically.

Advantages
Concrete countertops can be done “do-it-yourself”, but the process can be a little messy. Concrete can be molded into any shape, so if you have a custom design or complex parts, this could be a good option. It can also be textured or tinted to fit your style. Tiles, stones, etc, can be inserted to further customize the look and feel.

You’ll be able to choose the exact color and shape you want, pick a unique edge profile, add embeds, or polish the surface for a shiny finish. Concrete can be left its natural grey or be customized to replicate the look of granite, marble, or even wood. Textures and finishes are available to match any design style, including traditional, modern, contemporary, industrial, or rustic. You can have custom features cast into your counters including drainboards or cutting boards. Decorative glass or stone aggregates can be added to the mix to create a beautiful stone-like show. Or take your design over the top with integrated lighting or an integrated logo.

Disadvantages
It takes around 28 days for concrete countertops to be fully cured and ready for use, so if you’re in a rush or working on a tight calendar, this is not the best option. It can crack, and even when sealed it can absorb liquids, so spills can quickly create stains.
While counters composed of cement will last for years, they are exposed to stains and smudges. You’ll need to regularly reapply sealer and wax to shield the exterior and be sure to clean up spills and messes immediately. But, if you’re used to tile, you’ll enjoy not having the extra work of cleaning grout lines.

Design style
Concrete worktops have gained popularity recently in the modern farmhouse style. They are also a great kitchen countertop option for an industrial look joined with other modern design elements. It also creates a nice contrast when blended with other styles.

Perfect for
A unique and non-traditional look. When using concrete, you have explicit possibilities using EVOline Backflip with concrete design.

Combine with EVOline

EVOline Port, EVOline  One or EVOline Backflip series.

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Select the Best Kitchen Countertop Material

After reviewing many of the best kitchen countertop materials, it’s clear that the one that stands out the most is Quartz. Quartz checks all the boxes. From low maintenance to endless design options, quartz is available in styles to fit any kitchen.

The next conclusion is that whatever material is preferred for a worktop, EVOline systems work perfectly together with any material, from wood to solid stone or glass to concrete. It is simply up to you, the person creating its personal surrounding and living in it. – There are so many possibilities using EVOline systems in your kitchen –