When choosing a countertop for your home, you need to carefully consider your choices before making a purchase. After all, many countertops are quite expensive, and the one you choose will be something you have to look at every day. One of the best ways to make sure you make the right choice is by first gaining a bit of insight into the different types available.
Here’s a quick look at six of the more popular countertop types.
When it comes to elegant countertops, you can’t go wrong with granite. These countertops are made of quartz and feldspar — molten rock — and they are extremely heat-resistant as well as immensely durable, meaning they are unlikely to chip or scratch. When polished, granite countertops boast a dimensional characteristic.
Marble countertops work well in just about any kitchen, but it’s important to keep in mind that they are high-maintenance as well as susceptible to scratching and staining. If you prefer a countertop that reflects your daily living in the kitchen, then marble countertops are ideal. Because marble — metamorphic stone — has mineral deposits within in it, no two slabs are the same. You will notice the mineral deposits because they appear as tiny veins running throughout the slabs. And because it has a low abrasion rating, it’s quite easy to scratch or etch.