Weeding Through The Kitchen Countertop Options
The kitchen countertop is an important work and design space. During a kitchen remodeling, look for a countertop material that blends with your kitchen design, lifestyle, and budget.
When selecting a kitchen countertop, consider these popular kitchen-remodeling ideas. Laminate countertops are the least expensive option and are available in a wide range of colors and patterns. Laminates are durable, but can scratch. Unlike natural stone and other kitchen countertops, you cannot repair laminates.
Solid surface countertops are another popular kitchen design option because they offer a seamless look that helps reduce dirt build up around the kitchen sink and backsplash. Solid surface countertops also have an attractive look combined with an easy to clean surface.
Solid surface countertops are not as natural looking, however, as granite, which is a hot seller for many kitchen-remodeling projects. Granite countertops have a stunning look and are easy to clean. Granite is heat resistant. The same is not true for solid surface or laminates.
Quartz countertops have also become a hot seller because they combine the look of granite but do not need to be sealed every 6 to 12 months.
IAs you debate countertop materials, remember to think of the countertop as a stunning kitchen design area. Consider:
- Using a different countertop material on the kitchen island to make that space stand out
- Adding a beveled edge to boost the kitchen makeover
- Adding a butcher-block countertop in one section
- Using colors that contrast with your kitchen cabinets
There are many countertop choices to consider during a kitchen remodeling. Granite, solid surface, and quartz are popular products, but they are pricier than laminates. Laminates offer a cost effective alternative with patterns that replicate stone and other material but are not as durable as other materials.
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