Choosing a Surface
When you are embarking on the journey to purchasing new countertops, there are numerous things to consider when choosing the type of countertop style that is right for you. Choosing the right color, material and look that fits your lifestyle will payoff in the long run and this will make you happy with your decision of investing in new countertops.
The first thing you will need to consider is where the countertops are going to be installed, such as the kitchen, bathroom or maybe a utility room. The materials you choose depend on the location and how the counters will be used, as well as your budget, the look you want and the durability of the material.
Some of these materials available for countertops include:
Granite is mined out of the ground and is a beautiful polished stone, this is very durable and will hold up to heat and will take a lot of wear and tear, while giving you that upscale look. Granite comes in a wide variety of earth tone colors.
- Engineered Stone
This material is made up of Quartz crystals. It is very durable, scratch resistant and can also hold up to heat well. Engineered stone comes in more color choices than granite and you will have less maintenance.
- Solid Surfaces
These materials will give you the most color choices. They are easy to clean but will stain with heat.
This material is a natural stone and is one of the oldest building materials used. Marble has a beautiful upscale look that is very durable and is not affected by heat; some periodic maintenance is required but will last a lifetime.
Just remember when you are thinking about countertop styles, your contractor can help you with choosing the right style that will fit your needs. Click here to access the Dupont Room Designer. You can select colors for your cabinets, walls and countertops.