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Kitchen Countertops: Our Top 3 Tips For Finding the Right Fit

Commercial kitchens can serve various purposes, and it’s essential that the kitchen countertops are the right fit for the space. We’re not just talking about physically fitting into the allotted area. No, the right fit has a lot to do with how the countertops will look and feel in your building and making sure they function how they should. 

Naturally, countertops in different kitchens will be used in different ways. Those in a cafeteria or restaurant, for example, will be subjected to heavy use and need to be durable and easy to clean and sanitize. Countertops in a hotel kitchenette, on the other hand, will hardly experience any food preparation. The right fit in this space is something that’s visually appealing and complements the rest of the room. 

As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the countertops for your commercial space. Here are our top 3 tips for finding the right fit for your facility.

  1. Consider the Placement

The most essential factor in deciding which kitchen countertops are suitable for your building is their placement. Will they be placed in a space where a lot of food preparation will be happening? Or simply used as a bar where customers will sit to eat, drink and socialize? While countertops in both spaces need to be high quality, those in a food preparation area would need to be more durable, and those in a more visible space would prioritize visual appeal. 

  1. Follow Legal Guidelines

The legal guidelines for commercial kitchens vary by state, so the U.S. Food and Drug Association has compiled a list of each state’s regulations. Generally speaking, the law requires commercial countertops to be nonporous and easy to clean and sanitize. Stainless steel, granite, and quartz countertops are the most common materials used in commercial kitchens. They meet those requirements easily while other materials, like laminate and butcher block, fall short. 

  1. Think About Aesthetics

Countertops have a considerable impact on how your commercial kitchen is perceived, so think about your space and how the countertops will work within it. Stainless steel is excellent inside a food service establishment where it’s not very visible, but they’re not very attractive. On the other hand, Granite and quartz are incredibly durable, easy to clean, and visually appealing. They’re the obvious choice for kitchens that are focused on aesthetics and functionality.

Superior Commercial Solutions Is Here

Kitchen countertops can make all the difference in your facility, and Superior Commercial Solutions is here to make that decision easier. We offer the best in commercial countertops, from design to installation. We specialize in quartz countertops to provide the durability and flexibility that commercial buildings like restaurants, hotels, apartment complexes, and senior living facilities require. We are located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and offer commercial countertops, cabinets, sink fixtures, and decor across the United States. Schedule your consultation today!