How to Choose the Right Kitchen Counter for You

How to choose the right kitchen counter

Whether you’re remodelling a kitchen or building a new one, countertops are a central part of the look. However, you may quickly become daunted by the number of options out there. There is something for every budget, and they come in a variety of looks and quality. Countertops come in quartz, granite, tile, butcher block, soapstone, concrete, recycled glass, solid surfacing, stainless steel, marble, limestone, laminates and many other combinations.

We’ve chosen 7 of the most popular countertops to get you started. Read on to find the one that’s right for you.

1. Granite kitchen counters

It’s the most popular pick among buyers and is often cited among peoples “list of dreams.” Granite is known for its durability, but it can be costly, especially because you will need sturdy cabinet boxes to support the weight.

2. Tiled kitchen counters

Tiling is definitely one of the most budget-friendly options that you can go with! Not only is it cost-effective, but it is also easy to repair if you get a crack in one of them, and it holds up well against heat, knives, and stains. The con of tiles is that it creates an uneven surface for cooking, and any standing moisture can cause bacteria growth.

3. Stainless steel kitchen counters

People who are chefs or love cooking will just love a stainless steel counter. They are stain and heat resistant. However, it’s less resistant to scratches and fingerprints.

4. Laminated kitchen counters

Laminate is the most budget-friendly choice you can find, and it looks great! It’s lightweight and, as such, doesn’t require the support of a thick cabinet base. The major con of laminate is that it’s not as durable as countertops in other materials and can become easily damaged if exposed to heat, knives, or excessive amounts of water.

5. Recycled glass and cement kitchen counters

This option is definitely for our creatives out there. Think outside the box with a glass or cement countertop. The materials needed for these kinds of counters can be more expensive, but they are more eco-friendly and customizable.

6. Butcher block

A butcher block has been a trendy choice for many homeowners. This style of countertop is handy for food preparation, and it is aesthetically pleasing. That said, it should be regularly treated with mineral oil or beeswax to keep it looking its best.

7. Marble kitchen counters

Can you think of a countertop that looks and feels as rich and glamorous as a marble countertop? Nothing beats the elegant look of marble, but it also functions well. It stands up to heat, it’s durable, and it stays cool, making it ideal for pastry and baking stations. The con is that it is susceptible to staining, even with sealing.

Choosing the Right Kitchen Counter for You

These are 7 of the most popular options for countertops. Not sure what is right for your space? To learn more about choosing the right kitchen counter for your home, call Avonlea Renovations at 416-422-5276 or contact us here.

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