Selecting the perfect kitchen countertops can be one of the most difficult decisions to make during a renovation, especially because you may be feeling overwhelmed by other factors. After all, you don’t want to settle for just any material, particularly if you pride yourself in being a chef or have little ones running in and out of your kitchen (you know how accident-prone they are).
Stay tuned to learn more about what to look for in your new kitchen countertops.
Selecting the Best Countertops
Since your countertops are your kitchen’s dominant feature, the ones you choose should complement your space’s décor. Furthermore, they should be able to stand up to daily wear and tear because you’ll probably want to keep these countertops for decades. However, if you rarely spend time in your kitchen, then you may be looking for low-maintenance ones.
Because there are various countertop materials available, you should research high-quality ones to determine which one fits best for your lifestyle. We’ve compiled a list of the four most popular countertops below.
For years, granite has been the go-to countertop material of choice because of its elegance. Even the most modest of kitchens can transform into a luxury space when flavored by the classiness of granite countertops. Pros of this material include:
- Impervious to heat
- Adds real estate value to your home
- Over 3,000 colors and types available
- Nearly maintenance-free when treated with a sealant each year
Soapstone is a natural stone that is generally dark gray and boasts a smooth, silky finish. This material has seen a recent resurgence, thanks to the popularity of Victorian-style homes, which typically have an antique-like patina. Contrary to popular belief, this surface is hard and resistant to most stains. Here are additional benefits:
- Rich, deep color
- Fairly impervious to heat
- Damage is easy to sand out
- Offers a historical look
Another famous, natural stone that can make a statement in your home is marble. Because no two sheets look the same, each countertop is unique. You’ll never have to worry about having the same design as someone else when you opt for this stone!
However, if you don’t have much time on your hands, marble countertops may not be for you. Since it’s a temperamental stone, you may have to seal it twice a year to prevent permanent staining, due to its porosity. Still, we recommend this high-quality material if you’re willing to keep up with its maintenance. Advantages include:
- Heatproof and waterproof
- Adds real estate value
- Exceptionally glamorous stone with unique veining
Quartz is an engineered stone product that is pound by resins, making it a non-porous surface; you’ll never have to worry about sealing this material. Additionally, it’s available in a wide range of colors, so you’re bound to find one that perfectly matches your interior’s aesthetic. Here’s why you should consider this surface:
- Easy to maintain
- Uniform slabs, minimizing imperfections
- Can be custom-fabricated in any shape and size
- Resists stains and is impervious to acid and heat
Upgrading Your Home? Contact Granite 4 Less
Now that you’re a countertop connoisseur, you can select the perfect material that will enhance your home’s beauty. Granite 4 Less specializes in creating countertops and sinks made of granite, marble, and quartz. We believe you don’t need to spend a fortune to have an elegant home. We service the Salt Lake City area. Contact us today to learn more.