Are you thinking of remodeling your kitchen? Your kitchen is the hub of your home, and should be well-designed and functional for tasks such as cooking, eating, or gathering with your loved ones. One of the most important things to consider is how to choose the perfect countertop as it is a visual focal point of the kitchen. Today, when it comes to remodeling your kitchen and countertops, there are hundreds of patterns, textures, colors and materials to choose from. Two of the most widely used countertop materials are granite and quartz. Depending on your personal preferences, each of these materials comes with its own pros and cons. Here is a guide to help you with the process of selecting countertop materials for your dream kitchen.
Granite is one of the most widely used countertop materials due to its natural beauty and unique look as no two slabs are the exactly the same. It comes in multiple finishes; polished, honed, or leathered. Granite is a natural stone surface making it durable and easy to clean. One of the most notable misconceptions of granite is that it requires a lot of maintenance. Granite is sealed at the time of installation and should be sealed every few years thereafter. It is an easy process that any homeowner can do themselves. Even though granite is durable, it can be susceptible to chipping. However, granite is a great, cost-effective solid surface that will stand the test of time and add value to your home.
Gaining in popularity are man-made Quartz countertops because of their attractive appearance and durability. Unlike granite, Quartz does not have to be sealed. It’s a great alternative to granite and marble because of its pattern consistency and ease of maintenance. If homeowners are looking for a “marble-look” countertop, quartz is great alternative. Price point is one drawback to Quartz as it tends to be more costly than granite. Quartz is also susceptible to heat damage due to the fact that is comprised partly of polymer resins.
When it comes to remodeling, the possibilities are endless – That’s why Design Tech Remodeling, LLC is here to help. Give us a call to discuss your future Kitchen, Bathroom, or Lower Level remodeling project in further detail. Contact us at 262-240-9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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