If you are considering remodeling your kitchen countertops, there are some exciting choices available in today’s market for modest to larger budgets. Let’s take a look at some of the options you can choose from.
Budget Is A Consideration
Easy on your budget, laminates come in a wide variety of colors and designs. This type of surface offers your kitchen or bath design a surface that will surely work into your scheme. Laminate material will not take direct heat and you will need to use cutting boards as the surface will scratch.
Another economical choice is wood countertops. Plank, parquet, or slab, wood is a traditional favorite for those that like a rustic or natural look. It is easy to freshen the surface by giving it a light sanding and resealing. Direct heat from pots and pans is not a major problem but wood will scratch.
Ceramic tile is also a great choice for a more mid-century or European look with infinite color and design options. Easy to clean while offering a nonporous surface, be sure to seal the grout around the tiles to keep it from staining. This surface will take a direct pot and pan heat and resists scratching.
With a mid-level budget, you might want to consider a granite natural stone countertop. It is nice to have a countertop that can hold up to heated kitchenware and resists stains if properly sealed. Granite comes in a variety of colors and patterns as each slab is unique. You may want to consider picking your slab out first and then designing around it.
Another popular choice is Corian. This type of countertop offers a seamless look that prevents mold, dirt, and mildew that can hide in cracks. The surface also resists bacteria growth and it is easy to maintain. It is advised not to put anything hot directly on the surface. Corian comes in a variety of colors and patterns that will showcase your newly designed kitchen or bath. Light scratches can be sanded out. Made by Dupont, this countertop is waterproof not just water-resistant.
The latest in kitchen and bath remodeling is the use of Quartz countertops. This material is a composite of finely ground natural quartz stone, polyester resins, and pigments. The design options are endless. Quartz countertops are non-porous and do not have to be sealed. Quartz material resists stains, mold, bacteria, and mildew. It is easily cleaned with soap and water wipe down. It is often preferred over marble due to easier maintenance and expense.
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