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5 Popular Countertop Materials to Consider for Your Kitchen

A kitchen remodeling project will have you dealing with an extensive selection process, but there are some things that seem to carry more weight than others. One of these is the countertop, which is one of the main focal points of this area. You need to consider long term durability, and how it will affect the look of the rest of the kitchen. Here are 5 of the most popular materials you should consider.

  1. Marble. This material is not chosen as often as it once was, but this is not necessarily due to a decline in popularity. It is expensive, and there are now cheaper materials that are just as attractive. In the opinion of many, nothing beats marble where luxury is concerned. The downside is that it requires a lot of maintenance, and it can scratch and stain.
  2. Concrete. This can be more attractive than many people realize. Concrete is highly durable, you can get a custom design to suit your kitchen theme. Aside from the variety of textures, you can also mix it with other materials for a dramatic impact. This material must be sealed properly, as concrete is porous. Occasional resealing must be part of its maintenance.
  3. Quartz. This attractive material offers many patterns and colors to choose from. It will not be damaged by the occasional falling pot or utensil. Since it is non porous, it does not require sealing, and it will not stain or scratch. The material is also heat resistant and easy to clean.
  4. Granite.  This material can add a touch of luxury to any kitchen. No two pieces are alike, so you can be assured that your kitchen will have a unique look. This material can stain, so spills must be cleaned quickly to maintain its look. You will also have to seal it once per year to maintain its beauty. 
  5. Wood. This material is appealing because it adds natural warmth to the kitchen. Some people prefer it to marble because it can withstand heat. The material is naturally bacteria resistant and scratches can often be sanded out. It needs to be properly stained to protect it against moisture to increase its longevity.

While these are not the only options at your disposal, they are generally the most requested by homeowners. Every material has advantages and disadvantages, so weigh the options before making a selection.

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