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The Best Kitchen Countertops

The Best Kitchen Countertops

Are you considering new countertops for your kitchen or bath? Countertops play a huge role in the overall design of your kitchen or bath renovation. Pick a countertop that will be compatible with the way live and the way you use your space. Every client I know wants something gorgeous, but they always ask for something easy to maintain. There are so many options, so let’s dive in, and see what option is best for you.

Granite

Granite is probably the most common luxury item in every American home today. A natural stone, and comes in a variety of colors. It’s easy to clean and maintain. Granite doesn’t scratch easily. It’s also heat resistant, so hot pots can be placed on top without fear of blistering or cracking. However, granite countertops are expensive, but they do increase your real estate value.




Quartz

Quartz is an engineered stone, and no longer competing with natural stone like it once did. Quartz is paving it’s own mark, a hard surface easy to care for and maintain. Unlike granite, quartz doesn’t have porous qualities, so it doesn’t absorb stains. It’s also very durable and doesn’t scratch easily. May be found in a variety of colors and patterns similar to granite, but at a more affordable cost.




Marble

Marble is a luxurious natural stone. When cared for and maintained properly, it will last a lifetime. Marble is a gorgeous stone, and each slab looks unique. While marble is fairly accessible, it still is very expensive. It can be heat resistant, but due to it’s porous qualities will stain easily. Marble can also be prone to easy scratches.




Soapstone

Soapstone is another exquisite natural stone. Requires minimal maintenance, it’s easy to clean, is non-porous so it will not stain or harbor bacteria. May scratch or chip easily with heavy use. It comes in a variety of different textures. Soapstone is a great choice for a rustic, or a country kitchen because it’s natural and warm look and feel.