Countertops are an essential part of the functional kitchen, and you can not have a complete kitchen without a countertop. Countertops have also become the statement piece for the modern kitchen, which makes it more important to choose the right countertop and install it professionally.

Material

Countertops are made of different materials and styles. Some of the most durable and best materials for countertops include granite, stone, tiles, marble, wood, soapstone, quartz, and others.

Pros And Cons Of Different Materials

Laminate

 

Laminate countertops are made from sheets of plastic laminate bonded with a practical board core. 

 

Pros:

You can find many designs on laminate countertops.

These countertops are cheap and budget-friendly.

 

Cons:

Laminate countertops are not immune to scratches and damage.

They can be expensive to get repaired.


Granite

 

Granite countertops are really popular, and you can find both darker and lighter themes in this material.

 

Pros:

Granite countertops are heat and water-resistant.

These countertops are durable and last longing.

 

Cons:

Cracking is possible if they are not installed professionally.

 

Marble

 

Marble countertops are considered to be luxurious statements for the kitchen. In addition, they enhance the overall look and aesthetics of the kitchen.

 

Pros:

 

Marble countertops are heat and water-resistant.

They provide an excellent smooth surface for chocolate and dough work.

 

Cons:

Marble countertops are a little expensive.

They should be maintained appropriately to avoid stains.

 

Quartz

 

Quartz countertops have versatile surfaces and a premium look. This material is also known as engineered stone.

 

Pros:

You can find different styles and themes in quartz countertops.

These countertops are durable and easy to maintain.

 

Cons

These countertops can be sensitive to heat.
Quartz countertops are not really cheap.

Soapstone

 

Soapstone is not very common, but it is highly recommendable for countertops. This material can be found in various shades and provides great contrast with cabinets.

 

Pros:

Soapstone countertops are heat, moisture, and bacteria-resistant.

These countertops have a longer timespan of almost two decades.

 

Cons:

It must be maintained with mineral oil.

Soapstones are expensive and must be professionally installed

How To Choose The Right Countertop?

Before we get to the installation part, the most important thing is to buy the right countertop. There are some factors you must consider before purchasing a countertop.

 

  1. The material of the countertop should be stain resistant.

  2. You should make sure the material is heat resistant.

  3. The countertop should be easy to maintain and clean.

  4. The countertop should be resistant to scratches.

  5. The countertop should be budget-friendly.

How do I maintain my countertops?

Similar to cabinets and a kitchen island, countertops are also easy to maintain and clean. To clean the countertop, you only require cotton cloth with non-chemical liquid detergent, and it will make it shine like a new one. Make sure not to use any harsh chemicals to clean the countertop. Also, if your countertop has any stains, the paste of baking soda and water will do wonders for it. 

 

Why is it important to get professional countertop installation?

It is essential to get the countertops installed professionally because they’re heavy, and not everyone can handle them without experience. If not installed properly, it can cause components to be damaged. Installing the countertops wrong can also damage cabinets and plumbing. Getting professional assistance to install the countertops not only saves your time but also results in work being well done without any mess.

To learn more about our countertop services, please get in touch with us here at Marich Inc. We would be happy to visit your home for a free consultation regarding kitchen remodeling in Austin TX and the surrounding areas. Call us at (512) 952-1868 for a free consultation.

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