May 21 2018 0Comment
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Researching your countertops options

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Getting started to replace kitchen countertops

The first phase of getting started on replacing your kitchen countertops is researching your options in order to make a smart choice based on what works for your space and budget. As we have mentioned time and time before, every kitchen is different, so what might go well in someone else’s kitchen, might not look that good in your kitchen. So doing your research is always the best bet.

Granite Countertops

Granite countertops have been for years the first choice when it comes to kitchen and bathroom countertops. They are a natural stone from mother Earth, strong, durable, and will last you quite some time. Granite countertops however should be periodically maintained, and there are some stuff you should avoid, such as placing really hot pans on top, spilling acidic stuff such as vinegar, etc. But overall they’re great, you can find some beautiful patterns of granite that we’re most certain you’ll love.

Marble Countertops

Marble countertops also have been around for quite some time, but you should however be careful with where you use marble. Marble is not as durable as granite or quartz, so you want to avoid certain areas in the house, such as kitchen. We don’t recommend using marble countertops in your kitchens, but they make perfect countertops for bathrooms. Marble countertops, like granite countertops, also require some maintenance. 

Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are considered to be the ‘new kid on the block’ of kitchen and bathroom countertops. They haven’t been around for long, and only in the last decade or so have they seen a huge increase in their demand. Quartz is man-made, so it is more durable and sturdy, even than granite. Out of the 3 main stones, granite, marble, and quartz, the latter is definitely the one that needs the least maintenance. 

Formica

Formica countertops have been around for quite some time, and are also referred to as the cheap alternative to stone. It’s very rare that people install formica nowadays, especially in homes where they live. As a stone fabricator, we don’t have a lot of information on formica, but we do suggest you do a lot of research before going with this type of countertops.

So there’s a quick overview of your options when it comes to countertops for your kitchen, bathroom, and other areas around the house. Make sure you research all your options before making a decision that would fit your kitchen setup.