How to Choose the Best Kitchen Countertops for You

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Industry Observer with RenovationFind

Designing your own kitchen is an exciting process that requires a good deal of thought. The materials you choose, the layout, and the colors are all big decisions that will greatly affect the outcome of your kitchen. 

Kitchen countertops are particularly tough. There are so many different materials to choose from that it can get confusing when you weigh the pros and cons. We're going to try and help you through the decision of kitchen countertops, hopefully making your kitchen design process a little smoother. 

How to Choose Your Kitchen Countertops

Unless money is not an issue, you should try and imagine the color, shape, placement, and size of your countertops before you pick a material. 

The specifications of your installation and placement will all have an effect on which material makes the most sense to choose. Consider how heavy and large the pieces will be to transport to an upstairs kitchen or a home that's difficult to access.

Also think about the colors that different materials come in, seeing as some of the options you may want won't match the layout and color scheme of your kitchen.

Once you have those things in place, consider the following information about different types of kitchen countertops.

1. Quartz

Quartz countertops in Edmonton may be the most versatile material for kitchen countertops. It's extremely durable when put in contact with heat and regular use, and is extremely customizable. 

It's a compound material, made of minerals, coloring material, and resins. This fact makes quarts extremely available in different styles and colors. That said, it's still going to be a pretty hefty material. Additionally, quartz slabs with pointed edges are liable to get chipped here and there. 

2. Laminate

Laminate sounds like it would be an ugly reminder of the seventies, but things have changed a lot since the early days of laminate. The material is extremely cheap and versatile, making it the perfect fit for someone who has very specific tastes but lacks the money to pay for them.

One of the main downfalls is that cutting on laminate can damage the material permanently. An easy solution to this problem is to use a cutting board and be mindful of the sharp edges you place on the material.

3. Limestone and Marble

Limestone and marble are two of the classic materials that people seek out for high-end countertops. They're two materials that look extremely good and will add a refined touch to your kitchen. 

While they look great, they are delicate materials. They're susceptible to nicks and scratches as well as damage from heat. 

4. Granite

Granite is the most unique option. Each slab of granite is unique unto itself and extremely durable to almost anything you throw its way. 

Heat and scratches aren't going to be a problem with granite. It may be a little more expensive, but it's certainly worth a little extra.

Want to Get More Information?

Choosing kitchen countertops is a complicated thing to do, but we're here to help. You can't always expect to take care of anything without assistance from the pros.

From colors to materials to more information on maintenance, explore our site for the information you need to create your dream kitchen.

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John Pusa
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Very valuable report about how to choose the best kitchen countertaps.

Jun 27, 2019 02:43 PM #1
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Tom Bailey
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Great post! The best description I have seen. If you were buying for yourself, which would you choose 

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