New Kitchen Countertops for Your Kitchen Remodeling Project
If you are remodeling your kitchen, then putting a new kitchen counter top can greatly enhance the looks and functionality of your kitchen. There are many materials you can choose for your kitchen countertop and each has its own aesthetic appeal, required maintenance, resilience, and applicability. You can find the right kitchen countertop that that will fit you taste and your budget.
It is best to first know about the different types of countertops and what makes each one unique, so that when you go out and choose one for your kitchen you are very well aware of their benefits.
You can have thin sheets of plastic on your countertop which are called laminates. Formica is the most common of laminates. Laminates are able to achieve the look of other materials. Laminates are not expensive kinds of countertop material and you can choose from many different patterns, colors, and surfaces; their edges can be square or rolled, are stain resistant, and low in maintenance.
If you use tiles for your kitchen countertop, then you have an inexpensive material that can add color and character to your kitchen. There are many tiles sizes available. They are made of glazed ceramics and they are resistant to dampness, scuffing, and soiling. You can design your kitchen in creative ways with tiles. You can put your tiles in different directions to achieve the effect that you want. There are many different kinds of textures and patterns of tiles.
Granite is a stone countertop that many households love. With granite, you have a long-lasting countertop which is heat resistant and scratchproof. With a granite countertop, you don’t even need a chopping board anymore. Natural colors characterize granite and they come with polished and matte finished. Soap and water is enough for daily maintenance, but special cleaners should be used for stains.
If you want a stone countertop, then your other options aside from granite are limestone and marble. Resistance to heat and impact best characterizes limestone. The colors of limestone are limited. Marble has a non-stick surface which is ideal for baking.
Quartz is also a natural material that is tough and durable. The advantages of quartz when compared to other materials is that it has greater scratch and scorch resistance. Quartz countertops do not need resealing and when it comes to stain resistance, they are better than granite. You can buy this in different colors and many edge design options. This is an engineered product which is approved for food preparation.
A wooden kitchen countertop is great for your kitchen. You can easily cut your ingredients on a wooden countertop and your knives’ edges does not easily blunt on it. Wood maintenance is easy, and its life is long.
The time it takes to install your countertop will depend on the type of material you have chosen for it.