The countertop in your kitchen can be a focal point, therefore, you want to make sure you choose the right one. You will spend a lot of time there preparing food and maybe even entertaining guests.
Let’s look at five different types of durable countertops.
Granite is one of the most popular choices for countertops. A new option has become available too: engineered granite. It is scratch and heat resistant along with being extremely durable.
You can choose different patterns and colors compared to natural granite.
Quartz is both beautiful and durable. It is another loved option. Countertops made from quartz are created by crushing quartz crystals and sticking them together with polymer resin and color.
This will result in a product that is strong and easy to maintain. There is no sealing required.
You can choose quartz countertops that are scratch resistant and stain resistant. There are also options to select a color that mimics marble or granite.
Something to consider when purchasing quartz is choosing round edges over corners. Quartz is known to chip at the edges.
3. Recycled Glass
For those looking for something a bit eco-friendly, choosing recycled glass for your countertop is an excellent route to go. Your countertop will look contemporary and sleek.
Typically, recycled glass countertops are made up of 78 percent glass like liquor and beer bottles. They are combined with manmade stones.
These countertops are heat, stain, and scratch resistant.
Concrete countertops are a new and versatile choice for people’s businesses and homes. They are incredibly durable and can look and feel like wood, metal or natural stone.
They are available in many different colors. One thing to note is that because concrete is porous, you may need to have it sealed after the installation.
5. Solid Surface
Solid surface countertops are popular because they have a virtually seamless look. They are available in many different patterns and colors and can be used for backsplashes, sinks, and counters.
The other benefit is that solid surface countertops are nonporous. They will be more resistant to mold and mildew and they are easy to clean.
Be aware that these countertops are not heat-resistant. They can cut and scratch easily. Try and use a cutting board if you go with this type of countertop.
Additionally, these countertops can be molded into any shape so they are an excellent solution for a designer home or commercial spot.
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There are many popular choices on the market for durable countertops. It is essential to know what the countertops can provide and what things they do not promise the consumer.
Whether you are looking to choose a new countertop or would like some more information, please contact us today. We would love to chat about your dream countertop.
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