New Kitchen Countertops for Your Kitchen Remodeling Project
The looks of your kitchen can be enhanced, and its functionality improved with a new kitchen countertop. There are many different types of countertops you can choose for your kitchen each having its characteristics. Whatever your taste and your budget it, you will surely find one the will fit them well.
Knowing more about the different types of kitchen countertop will help you make an informed decision when choosing the best countertop for your kitchen.
The first type is the laminate which are thin sheets of plastic. Formica is the most common of laminates. Laminates are able to achieve the look of other materials. This is not expensive, and you can choose from different colors, patterns, and surfaces, with square or rolled edges, stain resistant, and low in maintenance.
Tiles are also inexpensive and can add color and character to your kitchen. You can buy tiles of different sizes. Tiles are made of glazed ceramics and they are resistant to scuffing, soiling, and dampness. You can make creative designs in your kitchen with the use of tiles. Putting your tiles in different directions can help create a nice design for your kitchen. You can also find a wide range of tile textures and patterns.
Granite countertops are getting popular these days. With granite, you have a long-lasting countertop which is heat resistant and scratchproof. There is no need to a chopping board if you have a granite countertop since they cannot be scratched even if you cop your ingredients there. They are available in natural colors in polished and matte finishes. It can be cleaned with soap and water but for stains, you would need a special cleaner.
Limestone and marble are the other stone options for countertops. Limestone is beneficial in that it is heat and impact resistant. You can get it in limited colors. If you use marble, you have a non-stick surface which is good for baking.
Quartz is also a natural material that is tough and durable. When it comes to scratch and scorch resistance, nothing beats quartz. You don’t need to reseal it and it provides better stain resistance than granite. With quartz, you have many options for colors and edge designs. This is ideal for food preparation.
A wooden kitchen countertop is great for your kitchen. It is an ideal cutting surface since it does not blunt the edge of your knives. Wood is easy to maintain and has a long life.
Different materials vary in installation time.