If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, you may be overwhelmed with the number of countertop options available. There are dozens of different options, each with pros and cons. Let’s discuss three of the best countertop options for your kitchen.
What type of countertops should you get for your home?
- If your budget is unlimited, granite may be the option of choice. Granite is elegant and can add a luxurious feel to the space. The benefits of granite countertops are that granite is very strong and durable, low maintenance, and impervious to heat. On the other hand, granite is also very expensive, unsuitable for DIY installation, and requires sealing to prevent stains.
- Soapstone is another natural stone that has shown a recurrence in popularity in the last couple of years. This material is quite hard and resistant to staining. However, it may scratch over time. Soapstone has a deep, rich color, is stain resistant, and offers a historic look to a kitchen. Its cons include that it can darken over time, requires a professional installation, and must be treated with mineral oil.
- Finally, marble is another natural stone that is commonly used for countertops. Because marble is extremely expensive, it is usually not used for the entire kitchen. It is often used for the island or section of the countertop reserved for baking. The positives of marble are that it is waterproof and heatproof, and it adds real estate value to a home. On the other hand, it is incredibly expensive, must be professionally installed, and can stain easily unless it is sealed.
No matter what type of countertop you choose, it is important to keep it sealed and clean. Homeline Coatings has created a line of products perfect for keeping your countertops and good condition.