When remodeling your kitchen, it’s best to make a list and decide how your space will be used. Are you an avid cook or baker? Do you have a high volume of traffic, or is your kitchen used for a nice aesthetic? You can have a stylish kitchen while incorporating a countertop that includes durability and maintenance. Assessing your environment and its role is key.
Black granite and quartz are very popular, but functionality should take precedence over looks. Natural stone countertops such as soapstone, limestone and marble are soft materials and very high maintenance. Wood and laminate are good options, but are easily scratched. Heat can also scorch laminate very quickly.
For the avid cook or baker, engineered stone is a great option and comes in a variety of colors. These countertops are very durable and easy to maintain.
Concrete is a popular choice and comes in a variety of finishes like ground, pressed and trowel. Pigmented colors can be used to achieve the look you desire. Although a viable option, concrete can be very high maintenance. Changes in temperature may cause it to warp and wet spots left on the countertop can promote discoloration. These should be waxed every couple of months and sealed up to four times a year.
These are all great alternatives for finding a counter-top that will work for you. Trade Mark Design and Build can help you find the best option for you. Contact us today to take advantage of our free initial consultation.