Every home has a unique story and feel to it. How you ended up at your home is a part of that story. What you do with your home once you live in it just adds to the story. As you look at your home you may want to make some changes to it to adjust your story. Remodeling is something that many people do at some point as they live in their home. Are you looking at remodeling your home? If you are looking at remodeling your home Abco Design VIP Construction Inc. has some information that you will find helpful. Today we are going to focus on your kitchen. Remodeling a kitchen gets tricky because there are so many different surfaces to choose. In this post we are going to talk about all of the different countertop materials that you could choose from as you remodel your home.
One of the most popular kitchen counter choices is granite. Granite helps make your entire kitchen look luxurious. Granite is extremely strong and durable. It can withstand high heat so there is no need to use hot pads on granite countertops. Bakers find this quality quite enticing. Installing granite countertops will increase the value of your home. Granite can be found in a large variety of colors and types so you should be able to find one that will match your style. There are also some downsides to granite countertops. The largest con to granite countertops is the cost. Granite is one of the more expensive countertop choices on the market. If you are wanting to install your own kitchen countertops granite is not very do it yourself friendly. Since granite is a natural stone it is porous. You will want to seal your granite to avoid staining on your countertops.
Another natural stone option that many people choose for their countertops is marble. One the appeals of marble is that no two pieces of marble are alike. If you have marble installed your kitchen countertops will be entirely unique. Like granite, marble countertops are heatproof and add value to your home.
One of the largest cons of marble countertops is that the surface can be scratched. The scratches cannot be easily repaired. Marble is also expensive and stains easily. You will definitely want to seal marble countertops to avoid staining.
Quartz is an engineered stone product. It contains as much as 93% quartz particles and other minerals that are then shaped into slabs and bound with resins. Quartz gives you the look of natural stone with a much smaller cost. It is easy to maintain, has no imperfections, can be made in any shape and size, and resists stain. The main downside of quart countertops is that they are heavy.
Solid Surface Countertops
Solid surface countertops are another great option. Many different brands make solid surface countertops that consist of a blend of acrylic particles and resins that are then pressed into sheets. They have been around for about 50 years. Solid surface material resists staining, damages can be easily sanded out, and they are available in many colors and patterns. There are a few cons here as well. They are vulnerable to damage from hot pans and they cannot be installed on your own.
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After reading about all of these different types of countertops hopefully you will have a better idea of what kind of countertops you want in your kitchen. There are still other options out there that we did not cover here as well. We showcase all kinds of quality countertops at our showroom in Cathedral City. Give us a call if you want to go over any questions that you may have!