Remodeling Your Kitchen? Consider these 3 Countertop Materials
If you have recently done a kitchen remodel, chances are you have researched the different materials and styles for countertops. There are so many unique options you can choose from since the old days of laminate. While it still does exist and may one day make a retro appearance, many homeowners have chosen to update and choose more of a modern approach. There are many other options on the market when choosing the new countertop for your home.
Here is a list of some materials along with the pros and cons of each…
Granite has been a top choice of many in the culinary profession for many years. The polished granite gives much versatility and is a somewhat durable work surface while offering a high-end look for your kitchen. This can add value to your home overall. While the cost of granite and quartz are comparable, natural granite does require more upkeep. Annual sealing, cleaning with rapid oils, acid, and wine to help prevent staining are all required to keep the granite looking pristine.
Engineered quartz is practically maintenance free. Quartz countertops are stain, acid, scratch, heat, and impact resistance because they have a non-porous surface. That is why they don’t require sealing like other stone surfaces. It is available in a wide range of colors, but some homeowners find it doesn’t have the elegance and luster you can find in other stone and granite surfaces.
Marble is timeless and can give such a unique and elegant appeal to any kitchen. It is however, porous and soft, which means it scratches, dents, and can also stain. Regular sealing is required and special cleaning with acidic is essential to prevent etching. It will also help keep the surface looking bright.
Hopefully you will be happy with the countertop you choose for your kitchen. Take these 3 great choices into consideration and weigh the pros and cons for each before making your final decision.