Whether your designing a kitchen for a new home, you’ve decided on a major kitchen renovation or just want to give your kitchen a little face-lift, your kitchen countertops have a major impact on your kitchen’s style and look. There’s lots to consider when choosing kitchen countertops including your budget, how you will use your kitchen and your personal taste.
Here’s a quick overview on some of the most popular countertop options.
Granite is one of the most popular countertop materials among home owners. It comes in a wide range of colours each with their own naturally distinct pattern. Granite countertops are truly unique as no two slabs of granite are the same! When sealed properly, it’s stain resistant and is incredibly durable.
Butcher Block Countertops
Butcher block countertops are increasing in popularity. They offer a natural resistance to bacteria while giving your kitchen a warm natural finish. If looked after, a solid wood countertop can last a long time, however without proper upkeep it can get scratched, cracked and look dull.
Laminate is one of the most affordable options. It’s durable, easy to clean and maintain and is a smart choice for busy families. Laminate offers a large range of colours, patterns and textures and can mimic the look of stone surfaces such as engineered quartz and granite, as well as wood.
Engineered Stone or Quartz Countertops
Engineered stone countertops are beautiful, hygienic, require minimal maintenance and are eco-friendly. They’re made by combining ground quartz with resins, polymers and pigments. Engineered stone countertops are acid, heat and stain resistant and are available in a variety of colours and textures.
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