Entry #1249, June 4, 2012
Finding the right countertop material for your kitchen can be very challenging. Although there are several countertop materials available but then it will all trim down to your budget. However, the proportion of the price for the quality is not always relative or direct. You can still find high quality countertop material for your kitchen that fit your budget.
Kitchen countertop materials vary in many ways. They may differ in their size, color, texture and weight. To give you ideas on finding the right countertop material for your kitchen, you may consider the following:
This is one of the most popular countertop materials. Aside from its durability, granite is proven to be heat and scratch resistant. It requires less maintenance to maintain its natural looks. You can also indulge with the wide varieties of colors and styles to choose from this type of material. This material is definitely has high value to your home but can prove to get a high return on investment when selling your home.
Quartz is popular because of its similar elegant look of granite and marble. However, this material is quite cheaper than granite but likewise durable. Other great features of this material are its resistance to scratches and stains. It is user-friendly as you can easily clean the surface without exerting much effort. Quartz comes in many colors and varieties and part of the appeal is the uniformity in granular and metallic sparkles within the natural material.
For flexibility and versatility of design, a tile countertop material is the right choice. This type of material is also heat and stain resistant. Although tile is prone to chip and scratch but then it is very easy to replace and cheap. Remember to have extra tiles in case there is a need for replacement.
Marble countertops are known for its beauty and elegance. It is perfect for kneading tasks like doing some pasta, bread and other similar procedures that need to knead. Marble is vulnerable to chip. You also have to periodically seal and laminate this material to maintain its quality.
Take time to shop and compare price ranges of these popular countertop materials before you come up with your decision.
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