How To Choose The Perfect Kitchen Countertop
A kitchen countertop can make a break the theme of a kitchen. And these days, you have lots of options to choose from. Not only must a countertop look good, but it must also be durable. Countertops need to be able to sustain heat and be able to prevent scratches and stains. So, how do you go about choosing the right countertop for your kitchen?
Consider your options
There are all kinds of materials you can choose from for your kitchen countertop. Check out some of the current trends below.
Granite is one of the most popular options when it comes to countertop materials. Granite is available in nearly every color from beige, gray, black, and white to green, coral, and blue. Each granite piece is unique and different from the rest, making your kitchen one of a kind. Granite is also available in many finishes such as polished and honed. Polished has a glossy and shiny look to it while honed is matte without any reflection.
Concrete countertops are becoming more popular because they are available in any color. They offer a variety of finishes such as troweled, grounded, and pressed. However, concrete doesn’t take well to heat and can warp or curl with temperature changes. It’s recommended that you seal up and wax your countertops around 4 times a year to keep them intact.
Wood countertops are a huge trend right now and can easily add character to your kitchen. They’re easy to clean and look amazing. Any scratches that appear can easily be buffed out as well. However, you must keep the wood oiled frequently to prevent water damage.
Laminate countertops are much more affordable than other options and come in a variety of colors and designs. This surface does not take well to heat and, unfortunately, scratches easily. However, it is available in scratch-resistant options.
Choose an edge
Depending on the type of material you choose for your kitchen countertop, you can customize the edge. While square edges are the standard, there are also options such as the bullnose, the bevel, and the ogee.
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