Your Surface Choices for CountertopsPosted in Blog, Corian, Countertops, Granite, Kitchens, Laminate, Quartz, Soapstone, Stainless Steel
Countertops can add a lot to a kitchen, which is why it’s important to make the right choice. Changing the look of your kitchen can be easily accomplished with a new countertop. However, there are so many options to choose from. Most likely your budget and the look you desire will dictate much of your decision. However, there are a few things you should know before making a final decision. Some of the choices you may have in mind might include; granite, quartz, soapstone, Corian, laminate, or stainless steel.
Granite is a natural stone and is an upscale and classic look for any kitchen. Granite is durable and easy to maintain. You can get granite in many beautiful colors. Granite is a porous stone, so you will want to seal it both upon installation and about once a year to keep the stone beautiful and well-maintained. Household cleaners should not be used on granite countertops. Cleaning granite with soap and water is your best option.
Quartz, also a natural stone, is another beautiful choice for a kitchen. Quartz is an abundant stone, and also comes in many different colors. Quartz is quite stunning in a kitchen, however, it is a softer stone, and is not porous, so keep in mind that it is not scratch resistant. It is also not as resistant to heat as granite or some other natural stones.
Soapstone is another beautiful, natural stone. Soapstone is very durable and looks lovely in a kitchen. Soapstone is great overall a great choice, but the color selection is limited.
Corian has been a common choice for kitchen countertops for many years now. Corian is not a stone, but rather it is made of acrylic. Corian is very easy to maintain and is available in many different colors. Corian is durable in that it is burn and scratch resistant. The main drawback to Corian is the cost.
Laminate is a very affordable choice in kitchen countertops. Laminate comes in a multitude of colors. Downfalls to a laminate countertop are the scratches and chips you are likely to experience. Unfortunately, laminate countertops are not easily repaired.
Stainless Steel Counters
Stainless steel is a growing trend in kitchen countertops. Stainless steel is an attractive option, and is also very sanitary and stain resistant. One of the drawbacks to choosing a stainless steel countertop is the price tag. Also, keep in mind that with stainless steel, there are not many other colors or design options available.
If you’re looking for information on having new countertops installed in your kitchen, call (734) 243-3502 to contact Finishers Unlimited and discuss your available options and pricing.
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