Choosing the right material for kitchen countertop should not be laborious although some people have found the task to be terribly traumatic. Nowadays is not like we used to have faded laminate as a small prep besides the sink. Currently, you can choose from a sundry of patterns, colors and textures in materials ranging from sustained concrete, quartz composite, acrylic stones and natural stones.
Fundamentally the cost, maintenance, durability of the material and the looks are believed to be basic factors to consider when choosing the right material for your kitchen countertop.
Things to consider when choosing a right material for your kicthen countertop.
A good fit
Before you decide on a countertop, evaluate the way you are living. If you have kids who on a daily basis will be making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on the countertops, then white granite might not be the best material.
Several choices of materials
There are several materials that homeowners can settle for as we have seen above. Let’s explore each material.
1. Solid surface countertops
They have a lot of appeals. Besides, they come in multiple colors. They got no obvious joins, are resistant to stains and scratches can be polished out. The downside, hot pans can harm these type of surfaces.
2. Concrete countertops
These types of countertops are gaining trendy, and they are available in several finishes; a trowel, ground and pressed. Severe and startling change in temperature can result in contusion, and if acid may splash on the surface, it will score the surface. Wax with a paste twice or thrice a month or seal the surface up to four times per year to keep this type of countertop looking at its best.
3. Wood countertops
Any scratches can be polished out, and they are painless to clean. They can be easily damaged by water so they should often be oiled to seal the surface.
4. Granite countertops
They are available in different shades such as greens, whites, blacks, beiges, and corals. Granite countertops are available in two finishings: a polished finish which has a shiny look and has a dark appearance of the stone and honing which is soft and matte. The cost of granite depends on the origin of the stone, finishing, color and much more.
Before you decide on which countertop material you will use. See the surface in person even if it means visiting the showroom. If it proves to be challenging, seek help from an expert.