Choosing the material for your new countertops can be quite difficult, as you want to make sure that it matches the rest of your new kitchen while holding up to everything that your family does in there. Thankfully, there are numerous materials available, so you can find the perfect one for your needs.
Here are 5 countertop options for your new kitchen:
Granite has long been a favorite amongst homeowners in kitchens and bathrooms due to its durability. Of course, it also helps that it is available in numerous colors and finishes. Granite can be pricey, depending on the color you are interested in and how large of a piece you need, but it is possible to do smaller jobs for less.
Marble countertops will add luxury to your new kitchen, but it will also increase the final cost. While these counters look beautiful, they are not always practical, because they stain and scratch easily. We normally recommend adding marble to an area that will be used for baking, as it is the best material for that job.
A wooden countertop can get damaged from water and other spills, but you can avoid it if you choose both a high-quality wood and sealant. The best part of this type of material is that it can be re-sanded and refinished if you do happen to damage it in any way.
Stainless steel countertops are in restaurant kitchens all around the country, which is why it is no surprise that they are becoming popular in some home kitchens. These countertops are easy to clean and resistant to extreme heat. Stainless steel countertops are quite shiny, but you should know that you will see watermarks, fingerprints, scratches, and dents easily.
Quartz countertops may not have been a desirable option in the past, but nowadays, they are being installed more than granite. This is not surprising since this material is even more durable than granite and is available in the even more colors and styles. This countertop material never needs to be sealed, like granite does, and the added resin keeps stains and scratches from forming.
These are the more popular countertops options that you can choose from for your new kitchen and we guarantee that you will find that one of them meets your needs the best. However, if that is not the case, we can help you find the material that you will fall in love with.