Granite, quartz, tile, laminate, stainless steel, concrete, soapstone, the list of countertop materials can go on forever! Yet, you are supposed to choose the one that you want in your kitchen for the next five to ten years. We can tell you from experience that while it is difficult to make the decision, you’ll ultimately love your kitchen when it’s all said and done.
Here are 7 countertop materials and at least one of them will be the perfect countertop for your kitchen:
- Granite: Granite is quite durable, as long as you keep it properly sealed, plus it is reasonably priced. With so many colors and finishes, you can match this type of countertop to any design style and décor.
- Soapstone: Soapstone can be expensive, but it is an investment that will last you a lifetime if you maintain it properly. The best thing about this material is that it is resistant to stains, bacteria, and chemicals.
- Quartz: Most quartz countertops are engineered and include resin and pigments to make a tough and nonporous material. These countertops are available in almost every color available, but those colors do come at a cost.
- Tile: Tiled counters can give your kitchen a classic and timeless look and they are one of the easier do it yourself options that are available. The one big downside with these types of countertops is the grout, which needs to be cleaned and maintained constantly.
- Concrete: Concrete countertops have come quite a ways since they were first poured in kitchens, and you can now have them customized for a price. Different pigments, dyes, and stains can be used to create numerous colors, and numerous techniques will add textures to the design. Adding the proper sealer will guarantee that your concrete countertop will last a long time.
- Stainless Steel: Stainless steel is great if you love to cook, but don’t want the hassle of grabbing hot pads for your pots and pans. These counters are heat resistant, plus they are easy to keep clean. The only downside is that fingerprints are quite noticeable as are scratches.
- Marble: Most people do not install marble for all their countertops, and you probably won’t either. This high-end look scratches and stains easily, but it is perfect for baking. Therefore, we recommend installing a smaller section of this material if you do a lot of baking.
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These are the main options for kitchen countertops, but there are a few others that are available. Call us at 505-991-0063 and we’ll schedule an appointment for a kitchen design consultation. We can help you narrow down your choices of countertop material if you are having difficulty or you can always bring a few samples home to see what you like best.