The countertops in your kitchen are arguably the most important aspect when it comes to visual aesthetics. Countertops draw a lot of attention, so it’s important to choose countertops you love to look at and that compliment your other design choices. While the look of your counters is important, so is the functionality, cost, and maintenance. To choose the best countertops for your home, you have to take all of those things into consideration. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular countertop choices to determine what might be right for you!
Quartz counters aren’t actually made of pure quartz. Its crushed quartz mixed with resins and polymers to make a very durable, stain-resistant material. Quartz comes in tons of different colors and finishes, so you’re sure to find something that matches the rest of your kitchen design. Quartz is easy to clean and requires little to no maintenance.
Wood countertops give a gorgeous butcher’s block look that unique and long-lasting, but wood is not as durable as quartz. Wood counters are prone to stains, as well as damages from excess heat or moisture. You’ll need to sand and oil treat wood counters reasonably often to maintain their appearance and take precautions to avoid damages or stains. Wood is an excellent option if you have a lifestyle that allows for that kind of care, but it definitely isn’t for everyone.
Marble counters give any kitchen an elegant and luxurious look, but they’re not very durable. Marble counters are prone to scratches and stains. As long as you take appropriate precautions when prepping food, marble counters look gorgeous! Since the marble is so porous, it needs to be sealed on a regular basis.
Granite is a very popular countertop choice because it comes in a large variety of colors and is very durable. Granite is heat resistant and isn’t prone to scratches. It is, however, quite porous and will need to be sealed at least once a year.
To learn more about countertop options for your home and schedule installation, contact us today! No matter what color, pattern, finish, or durability level you need for your home, we’re sure to have something that you will love! New countertops are a very difficult thing to DIY, so leaving it to the professionals is the best way to go. You can reach Morse Construction Co at 508-982-6722.