From Granite to Stainless Steel!

From Granite to Stainless Steel!

From granite to stainless steel, finding the perfect countertop made easy with our guide to the most popular materials. So start to mix and match designs that suits your style!

Granite
As one of the most popular countertop choices, granite is durable, timeless and scratch- and heat-resistant. While it’s easy-to-clean, it does have to be sealed periodically to protect the natural stone.

Stainless Steel
Both traditional and contemporary, stainless steel works for most kitchen styles. Since it’s a metal and nonporous, it doesn’t have to be sealed and is naturally antibacterial. Another bonus, stainless steel is easy to clean with soap and water following the grain of the metal. Just be sure to dry with a clean cloth after to reduce water spots. For tough stains or scratches, stainless steel cleaner is available at your local hardware store.

Butcher Block
Butcher block countertops instantly warm up and add a timeless element to any kitchen. Not only do you never have to use a cutting board again, but scratches can be easily sanded out. Protect butcher block from water damage though by sealing with mineral oil frequently.

Marble
Marble is one of the most glamorous materials for kitchen countertops. Bakers love cold marble because it’s perfect for kneading dough; however, it’s a soft natural stone so it can stain easily, chip and needs to be sealed periodically. A little TLC and the glamour can last longer than you can imagine!

Concrete
Concrete countertops work with any kitchen style from rustic to modern, and since they’re custom made, they can be dyed any color to make for a truly unique addition to any kitchen. One thing to consider when looking at concrete is it’s one of the most porous materials (which means it absorbs water overtime), so it needs to be sealed periodically and waxed every two to three months.

Quartz
Durable and easy-to-clean, quartz imitates the look of granite or marble, but is more resistant to stains and scratches. Another bonus is quartz countertops come in a wide range of colors and have a uniform look, opposed to natural stone, which can have more variations.

Tile
If looking for versatility, Tile countertops are the way to go. Not only are they heat- and stain-resistant, but tiles can also be found in a variety of colors, materials and sizes. Tiles can scratch and chip, so keep a few extra tiles in case one needs to be replaced.

 

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