Choosing The Best Countertop For Your Lifestyle
When it comes to your home, there are so many things that you want to consider. After all, you’re going to be spending a lot of time here, so you want to make sure that it’s not only perfect but functional as well. When you’re constructing or remodeling your home, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best of the best, especially when it comes to your countertops. As one of the most used surfaces in your home, they should be just as functional as they are beautiful. Today, we’re going to go over how you can choose the best countertop material to best fit your lifestyle. Keep reading to learn more!
When we say consider your lifestyle, there are many things that this can include. Some of the things to think about before picking out a material are as follows:
- How easy are these countertops to clean and maintain?
- Are they going to be placed in the kitchen? Bathroom?
- Do you have children who will be using these countertops?
- What is your budget?
- Are you wanting these counters for functionality or aesthetics?
- Are you looking to sell your home and boost its value through the countertops?
While these are just a few things you can consider, they can help you narrow down your search to find the perfect countertop. Let’s take a look at some of the materials you can choose from!
Quartz countertops are a very popular option due to their beautiful appearance and ability to match almost all home color schemes and aesthetics. They’re also very strong and are less likely to chip or crack as opposed to granite countertops. Due to their non-porous quality they are virtually maintenance free and can be easily cleaned with any disinfectant. However, they are susceptible to staining, especially if you choose a lighter color.
Granite countertops are all unique, which can be both a benefit or a drawback depending on what you want. They’re extremely durable but can break or chip if hit hard enough. They also require that you seal them every year to help maintain the integrity of the material. But if they are properly maintained, they can last a lifetime! Granite countertops can also boost your homevalue.
These countertops are made out of acrylic, polyester, or a combination of the two. It’s a relatively affordable option for countertops that give the look of natural stone. However, it is almost non-porous, which means that the upkeep and cleaning is nearly half of what natural surface countertops require. One thing to keep in mind is that it is not nearly as strong as natural stone and is susceptible to heat damage and prone to scratches.
Laminate countertops are made out of paper which is plastic coated. It comes in a large variety of colors and designs, which makes it a great option if you’re looking for a specific pattern or color to match your home. Most of the time, people choose a natural option that resembles stone. Laminate countertops are a very affordable option and are extremely easy to clean. They are sensitive to heat, burns, and can stain easily. So, if you’re looking for a countertop option for your kitchen, be aware of this.
At the end of the day, you know your home and household best. We hope we’ve helped give you some more insight to make your decision easier. If you still have questions or want to take a look at our selection of countertop materials, please feel free to reach out to us directly! We’re happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.