While beauty and elegance play a role when deciding which material to use for your kitchen countertops, one factor overrides all others: durability. Ideally, you want a material that can withstand the wear and tear to which you regularly expose your kitchen surfaces.
With the wide variety of countertop materials available on the market today, finding the most robust countertops can be a daunting task. To help make a choice easier for you, our team at Marble Granite World, serving the Piedmont Triad region of NC, offers you a list of the countertop options hardy enough to handle the daily impact, stains, and heat of your kitchen.
Quartz countertops are the strongest countertops available. They are made by binding ground quartz crystals together with resin and other polymers. These countertops are resistant to scratches, and their nonporous property makes them less susceptible to cracking and staining.
Their strength further makes quartz countertops easy to maintain. Furthermore, quartz countertops come in various shades and patterns, with some mimicking marble and granite. One benefit is that these countertops do not need a sealant to achieve longevity. Other benefits of quartz countertops include:
• Resistance to stains, mold, mildew, and bacteria
• No cracks or chips
• Heat endurance
Coming in a close second are granite countertops. Natural granite is quite durable and resists most scratches and knife cuts.
Engineered granite is also available, with even better durability plus scratch and heat resistance. Because of the polymer resin in the engineered granite, you will not need to reseal your countertops. Engineered-granite countertops also offer a more comprehensive range of patterns and colors while achieving a consistency that natural granite lacks.
Recycled Glass Countertops
A recent addition to the market, recycled glass countertops contain crushed bottles, windshields, and traffic lights set in either cement or acrylic. Recycled glass set in cement gives it a mosaic appearance. When set in acrylic, however, the crushed glass pieces appear to be floating in water.
Aside from their stunning, contemporary look, these recycled glass surfaces are also among the most durable countertops available. These countertops are resistant to scratches, stains, and heat, making them a perfect option for your kitchen remodel. Other qualities of recycled glass countertops include:
• Colorfast (no facing)
• Easy to clean
A lot of thought goes into picking the right countertop material for your kitchen-remodeling project. Functionality, style, and cost are some of the factors you will have to weigh. Remodeling projects are types of home investments, and you will want to make the choices that will offer you durability and longevity. The durable countertop options we mentioned above will provide you with just that.
At Marble Granite World, we offer you the services to guide you through your countertop’s design and installation. If you live in the Greensboro, High Point, Winston Salem, or Burlington areas of NC, please reach out to us today. Our team of specialists is standing by, ready to lend the expertise and experience needed to revamp your kitchen totally.
Please visit us at 321 E Bodenhamer St, Kernersville, NC 27284, or call us at (336) 992-5214.