Countertop Options Abound
Your kitchen countertops are one of the most-used surfaces in your home. Some recently popular choices for countertops include Caesarstone, Silestone, Concrete, and Butcher Block. If you’re having trouble deciding which type of countertop would be best for your kitchen – and your lifestyle – perhaps a brief overview of some popular countertop options might help.
- Caesarstone: Caesarstone is a lovely engineered quartz stone. It is made from approximately 93% natural quartz. It is popular due to its durability, practicality, and attractiveness. Because it is stronger than most natural stone and other surfacing materials, this makes it great for a family in need of a durable, high-quality countertop option. Caesarstone countertops are great for kitchen worktops and countertops, as well as bathroom vanities.
- Silestone: Silestone is a natural quartz compound. This makes it exceptionally hard and resilient. In addition to its resilience, silestone is unique in that it is the only quartz worktop that comes with built-in anti-bacterial protection. Silestone’s hygienic properties are not found in any other countertop option. Not only is silestone a great option for those hard-working kitchen countertops, it is also an excellent choice for island tops and even backsplashes.
- Concrete: When you hear the word “concrete” you probably think parking lot, not kitchen. However, today’s concrete surfaces are anything but drab sidewalk slabs and lifeless gray blocks that are serviceable but ugly. Instead, concrete is now ranked alongside stone and wood as a popular option for home upgrades and renovations. Concrete countertops are handmade, which allows for customization of shape, thickness, sink and appliance cutouts, and other details. They can be made in virtually any color, although many homeowners seem to prefer a stony gray. Concrete finishes range from rough and rustic to diamond polished smoothness. The natural variations in color and texture that characterize concrete countertops are a big part of the draw for many homeowners. Concrete is a durable, versatile, and unique option for kitchen countertops.
- Butcher Block: A classic choice that can give a premium look to any kitchen at an affordable prices, butcher block counter tops are becoming increasingly popular in kitchens. From countertops to kitchen islands, butcher block is an easy-to-maintain worktop that is as beautiful as it is durable. The stunning grain and natural beauty of butcher block can blend seamlessly into a variety of kitchen designs. Best of all, a bit of mineral oil every now and again is all you need to keep your butcher block countertops stunning for years to come.
Whatever your countertop of choice, let Cardigan Kitchen and Baths help you make your kitchen remodeling dreams a reality!