Choose the Right Countertop Materials
When you’re installing new countertops in your kitchen or bathroom, the number of options available can be daunting. Not only do you have to worry about the style you’re trying to achieve, but you also have to consider what you are going to be using your new custom countertops for. Weigh the options of different countertop styles and the materials to best match form and function.
Granite countertops exude elegance in any home. Granite comes in a range of colors and carries a weight that ensures it will last a lifetime.
Quartz and Engineered Stone Countertops
Quartz is an engineered stone available in even more colors than granite! It has a nonporous surface that resists scratching and staining, and is low-maintenance.
Ceramic Tile Countertops
Durable and easy to clean, ceramic tile provides an inexpensive countertop option popular with many homeowners. You can design tile countertops with almost any pattern and/or color scheme.
Laminate countertops are made of synthetics cut to size and finished on the ends. Easy to clean and maintain. Unfortunately, chips or scratches can be very difficult to repair, and seams often show after bonding.
Wood or Butcher Block Countertops
Hardwoods such as maple or oak are the most common choices for wood counters. While water and stains can damage them over time, wood countertops are easy to clean and can be sanded and resealed as needed.
Marble countertops are most often used in small applications such as bathrooms, fireplaces, and insets. Marble requires sealing, but it creates a classic and elegant look.
It can be tough to choose the right countertop with so many materials available on the market. Here are the most popular materials to help you decide.