What’s The Best Countertop For You?
The countertop is one of the most important elements for any kitchen that will be regularly used. This is, after all, a work surface, but crucially, it’s a work surface used for food preparation, so it must be easy to clean and convenient for this important activity. Kitchen remodeling contractors can easily upgrade your existing counter with new materials, but some serve specific needs better than others. Here are a few suggestions.
Laminate countertop surfaces are a great choice for people who want something that works well but isn’t expensive. This surface is growing in popularity because new technologies allow for various looks and textures, making them more customizable for a kitchen’s specific look and being a cheaper alternative. An important note is that while it is more affordable, it is also a little more delicate. Chips and scratches, for example, are more likely to occur here than with harder materials.
On the other end of the equation, quartz is a more expensive material to work with, but that price increase also comes with a big increase in durability. Quartz is extremely low maintenance. It’s a nonporous surface, so it doesn’t require any seals and has a range of different colors and patterns, but perhaps most importantly, it is stain, acid, scratch, heat, and impact resistant.
This is considered a high-end material, and you’ll see it in the price tag. While marble is a strong, durable material, it requires more maintenance to retain its looks than quartz. However, it’s also considered a luxury material, so typically people will have kitchen remodeling contractors install this primarily for the looks it offers to a kitchen rather than whether it will stand the test of time.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your kitchen and want experienced professionals to help you pick the countertop surface that works best for you and install it, contact us today.