The many different material options for your kitchen countertop can make choosing the one the hardest part of all. Luckily, we are here to help at Legacy Bath and Kitchen. Our design team will personally assist you in choosing the material that best fits your budget and style. Here are some pros and cons of various types of countertop materials.
Laminate countertops are made from multiple layers of plastic stacked on top of each other and bound to particleboard to create a firm surface. Although laminate can be seen as a more inexpensive material, it’s easy to maintain surfaces, variety of designs and easy installation process makes it a popular choice for kitchen counters.
As one of the more durable and luxurious countertop materials with a wide variety of colors and variations to choose from, granite continues to be a popular choice. Granite counters offer very little maintenance, high resistance to heat and increased home value. Although it is elegant and easy to clean, granite can be on the pricier side and difficult to install.
Unlike granite, quartz countertops are not directly made from slabs of stone. Instead, quartz and other mineral particles are arranged into a slab formation and coated with resin to create the final product. The creation process warrants a higher price tag on these countertops, but their easy installation process, simple maintenance and ability for customization guarantees you’re getting your money’s worth.
Wood or Butcher Block
Wood countertops, most often made from maple and oak trees, are a sleek, classic material choice for your home’s kitchen. They are long-lasting, easy to clean and allow you to prepare food directly on their surface. Maintenance is minimal but necessary to prevent long term damage from water, knives and cracking.
Although there’s no one material that is overall the best when compared to the others, our team at Legacy Bath and Kitchen can help you find the best one for you and your home. For more information and a free consultation, contact us at Legacy Bath and Kitchen today! Whether you are creating a brand new kitchen or looking for a kitchen countertop upgrade, our team of experts will be with you from design to installation.