Your countertop is arguably the most important aspect of your kitchen, and that’s why it’s important to choose the right material. In this article, we’ll go over the four most important things to consider while choosing which material is best for you.
Four Things to Consider
Whether you’re remodeling your entire kitchen or just doing a countertop replacement, here are four things to consider before choosing the material:
1. Level of Use
You want a countertop that coincides with the usage that you and your family put into it. If you entertain frequently or have young children, you probably don’t want a material that can be damaged easily.
But if you love the aesthetic of a material that isn’t known for its durability, don’t worry—there are still ways that you can incorporate it. Consider installing more than one material in your kitchen; where all the activity occurs, install a material that’s hardy. In a place that you can look at and not touch, install the more delicate material.
Installing an affordable material in one place and an expensive material in another can also save you money when it comes to revamping your countertops.
2. Countertop Budget
There are varying price ranges for all types of countertops, and Marble Granite World is here to tell you that all the materials we offer are worthy investments.
Still, though, it’s important to keep a price point in mind when you’re looking for countertop materials. And don’t forget: there’s always a way to make your budget work. For example, if you love the look of marble but can’t swing the price, consider quartz countertops. They can mimic the look of marble, but they’re not known for being so expensive.
3. Level of Durability
Before you decide on a countertop material, get familiar with how well it can withstand everyday wear and tear. Our most durable materials are granite and quartzite; these two natural stones are resistant to scratches, stains, and heat.
If you’re doing a complete remodel, you must keep in mind the amount of support a heavier countertop will need from underneath.
4. Level of Maintenance
Some countertop materials require more maintenance than others. For example, natural stones like granite, marble, and quartzite require regular resealing in order to maintain their resistance to liquid damage and staining. Quartz and soapstone, on the other hand, don’t ever need to be sealed.
If you don’t have time in your routine for a bit of countertop maintenance, make sure to choose something that will look pretty without any effort. In the end, you’ll be glad that you did!
Making Your Choice
At Marble Granite World, we offer a variety of quality countertop materials—any of them would be a great asset to your home. To learn more about our materials or get help deciding, get in touch with us today at (336) 992-5214.