We’re spending more time in the kitchen than ever. Whether we’re prepping lunches for distance learning, making a homecooked meal from scratch, washing dishes, or just tidying up around the house, the kitchen is a non-stop flurry of activity these days, and your countertops are at the center of it.
Choosing the right countertop for your kitchen remodeling project can be overwhelming, as there’s so much to consider–what materials will coordinate with my kitchen decorations? How much maintenance is required? Do all countertops hold up to scratches, heat, and moisture equally? And most importantly, can I afford new countertops?
New countertops can revitalize your kitchen with bright colors or intricate patterns, and with proper maintenance, can last a lifetime. To select the best new countertops, consider the following questions when shopping:
- What’s my style? Do I want a modern, designer-inspired look; or something more traditional?
- How much space do I have to work with? What thickness, length, and edge is best for me?
- Is there a backsplash? What type of material would match best?
- Is there a kitchen island?
With these questions answered, it’s time to investigate the three main types of countertop materials.
- Quartz–Quartz is among the strongest naturally occurring materials on the planet, making it incredibly scratch and stain resistant. Quartz countertops are made from rock crystals encased in polymer or resin, producing a sleek and sturdy stone-like surface that resists wear-and-tear, and is easy to clean. Quartz is nonporous material, which means no sealing is required and it naturally resists mold, mildew, odor, and staining. It’s equally at home in residential or commercial applications where its wide-ranging selection of colors and patterns make it a natural fit for any environment.
- Granite–Granite is one of the hardest and most durable countertop options, making it perfect for busy homes with kids. It requires proper sealing to remain nonporous, but its built-in heat and scratch resistance provide years of durability, even with heavy use by young chefs-in-training. Granite has a classy, modern look and comes in a variety of styles, making it a popular choice for updated kitchens.
- Marble–No two marble countertops are alike! Marble countertops are made from either limestone or dolomite and their natural beauty is present in the dazzling display of colors and patterns caused by the presence of minerals unique to each stone. Marble is softer than granite, but still extremely durable and scratch-resistant, so you can enjoy its elegant appearance with confidence. It is typically less expensive than its quartz or granite counterparts, but with proper installation and maintenance, marble countertops can last a lifetime.
If your countertops are worn-out from years of home-cooking, or just looking a little outdated, rest easy knowing that there is a wide selection of attractive and incredibly low-maintenance countertop options, and they’re more affordable than you think.
When you’re ready to upgrade your kitchen countertops, give Dan’s Wholesale Flooring a call or schedule a free consultation. Our Canton Superstore on Whipple Avenue is stocked up with beautiful and durable countertop options. We’ll help you pick out the best option for your interior design plans and our professional installers use the best cutting and measurement tools in the industry, so your new kitchen countertop is a perfect fit. Call us today for a free consultation!