When remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, most people have a pretty good idea of what they want when it comes to style and color of their cabinets. They even seem to be confident in their flooring choices. Usually by the time they are ready to remodel their kitchen or bathroom they have done their research on these areas. However, when it comes to countertop materials people dont spend as much time looking at their different options. Unfortunately many go with the standard granite, because that seems to be the thing to do, or they stick with laminate because it is in their price range and fits their budget. A lot of this is because people arent aware of all the options they have. Taking the time to research the different options in countertop materials will pay off in the end.
There is a wide array of countertop options that can add style and character to your kitchen. When considering different materials you should not only consider price, but its maintenance and its purpose. For example, unless you are a pastry chef you may not want to use marble in the kitchen. It is more porous and stains more easily. While granite is a beautiful option people might be surprised that quartz, which is a comparable material to granite has more color options and requires less maintenance. It is becoming more popular to use more than one countertop material in the kitchen. Someone might opt to choose a high end wood for a bar and solid surface for the rest of the kitchen. The possibilities are endless. By knowing the pros and cons of the different countertop materials you will be more confident and satisfied in the end.
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