One of the busiest room in your house is your kitchen. There, you may enjoy getting together with friends and family while you share conversation and meals. For such a focal room, making it look beautiful and inviting is important.
If your kitchen needs remodeling, it is important for you to think about the best type of countertops for the look, functionality and durability that you want.
Natural Stone Countertops
There is a reason that natural stone countertops are a lasting favorite for kitchens. Beautiful and durable, natural stone countertops can last for many years, bringing beauty to your home in a timeless fashion. Among the most common natural stone choices are marble, granite, soapstone and slate.
With classic elegance, marble brings a beautiful look to your kitchen. Marble is very porous, however, and may be better to choose for your bathroom project.
Extremely durable, granite can stand up to exposures of acid and high temperatures. When it is professionally sealed, it will also resist stains.
3. Soapstone and Slate
Soapstone and slate are both classic and timeless, but they offer fewer color and design choices. Very durable, soapstone will require very little maintenance. You will need to keep it clean so that it continues to look great, however.
Durable Engineered Stone Countertops
Quartz counters are manufactured and engineered out of 93 percent ground quartz combined with pigment and resin to give you a very durable and beautiful surface. They have become increasingly popular, and will continue to be so for 2016 and beyond.
The reason that people like quartz countertops so much is because they are very durable and beautiful. These counters are resistant to high temperatures, stains and scratches, and they are virtually maintenance-free.
Silestone countertops are non-porous and stain-resistant, and they are extremely durable. Silestone also has a variety of different styles and colors from which to choose.
Caesarstone comes in fewer colors than Silestone. Caestarstone does offer more edge options, however.
Cambria countertops are highly durable and come in a wide array of colors and styles. They rival granite in beauty and are almost completely maintenance-free.
Non-porous, PentalQuartz countertops are very easily cleaned using a soft kitchen cloth. They are offered in different designs and textures and will not need professional sealing.
Classic Butcher Block and Wood
Some homeowners and designers prefer wood for coutertops. Wood brings a sense of home into the kitchen and is good for chopping and cutting. Wood countertops are not as longlasting or as durable as ones made from stone, but they may look good and provide the type of feel some people want.
Laminate countertops are less expensive than other types, but they do not withstand heat and are much less durable. Still, some people are choosing upscale laminate as the material for their counters.
Another kitchen trend is using concrete as the material for countertops. Concrete is highly porous and must be re-sealed. They may also crack over time, making stone or quartz countertops a better option.
Some people are using stainless steel as their chosen countertop material. They will withstand heat, but they may end up going out of style and making a kitchen dated when they are no longer popular.
Tile and Backsplashes
People often choose to complement their chosen countertops with tiled walls or backsplahses. Tile is versatile and can come in different colors. People can also choose different tiling patterns for a creative look. People who choose to use tile for their backsplahes will want to regularly clean the grout so it doesn’t mildew or stain.
Current Design and Style Trends
Current trends include thin, textured countertops, open floor plans and two sinks installed in different areas to create two work areas. Kitchen floorplans that are a mixture of modern and traditional design are popular, and most include kitchen islands. Current color choices include neutrals such as white, black and gray often chosen. People may add splashes of color with their backsplashes or other items.
Contact Flemington Granite For Your Project
When you are ready to start your renovation project, the professional design team at Flemington Granite is ready to help you. You can stop by our showroom to see the variety of different countertop and design options we offer. You can also call us or fill in your contact information to schedule your consultation.