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. Kitchen countertops come in make different materials which vary according to their aesthetic appeal, their maintenance requirements, applicability, and resiliency. You can find the right kitchen countertop that that will fit you taste and your budget.
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. The most common laminate is Formica. 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. There are many tiles sizes available. Tiles are made of glazed ceramics and they are resistant to scuffing, soiling, and dampness. If you are a creative person, the use of tiles can help design your kitchen in a creative way. Putting your tiles in different directions can help create a nice design for your kitchen. There is also a wide range of textures and patterns that you can find.
The most widely used stone countertops is granite. This type of countertop is extremely durable, resistant to heat, and scratchproof. With a granite countertop, you don’t even need a chopping board anymore. They are available in natural colors in polished and matte finishes. If your granite countertop gets stained, you need to use a special cleaner for it, but you only need soap and water for daily maintenance.
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 get it in limited colors. 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. Quartz has greater scratch and scorch resistance compared to other materials. You don’t need to reseal it and it provides better stain resistance than granite. You can buy this in different colors and many edge design options. 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. If you like something easy to maintain and has a long life, then you should choose a wooden countertop.
The time it takes to install your countertop will depend on the type of material you have chosen for it.