New Kitchen Countertops for Your Kitchen Remodeling Project
If you put a new countertop in your kitchen, it can enhance its looks and improve its functionality. There are many different types of countertops you can choose for your kitchen each having its characteristics. Because of their variety, you will be able to find one that pleases your tastes and come within the budget that you have set.
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. Many people use Formica, which is the most common laminate, for their countertops. 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. Tiles come in different sizes and you can buy according to your needs. Glazed ceramics are used to make tiles and this material is resistant to scuffing, soiling, and dampness. You can make creative designs in your kitchen with the use of tiles. You can put your tiles in different directions to achieve the effect that you want. There is also a wide range of textures and patterns that you can find.
Granite countertops are getting popular these days. With granite, you have a long-lasting countertop which is heat resistant and scratchproof. It doesn’t get scratched even if you use it for chopping food items and so you don’t need to buy a chopping board anymore. Natural colors characterize granite and they come with polished and matte finished. It can be cleaned with soap and water but for stains, you would need a special cleaner.
If you want a stone countertop, then your other options aside from granite are limestone and marble. limestone is resistant to heat and impact. You can find a limited number of colors to a limestone countertop. If you love to bake, a marble countertop is ideal, and its surface is non-stick.
Quartz is also a natural material that is tough and durable. When it comes to scratch and scorch resistance, nothing beats quartz. Quartz countertops do not need resealing and when it comes to stain resistance, they are better than granite. You can buy this in different colors and many edge design options. This is ideal for food preparation.
Wood is another great natural surface for your kitchen countertop. You can easily cut your ingredients on a wooden countertop and your knives’ edges does not easily blunt on it. If you like something easy to maintain and has a long life, then you should choose a wooden countertop.
Different materials vary in installation time.