Remodeling Your Kitchen? 2 Types Of Countertops You Can Choose From

by Grace Motley

If you are remodeling your kitchen, one thing you will have to consider is the type of countertop you want to have. You will find there are many to choose from on the market, which can make it a difficult decision. To help you, below are two types you will find so you can make your decision.

Quartz Countertop

Quartz will make your kitchen look elegant and will last you for many years. You can find the countertops in a variety of colors, including blacks, browns, grays, and creams. The company can also enhance the quartz with colorant to enrich the color that you choose. Quartz is non-porous, which means liquids will not seep through it, which also makes the countertop resistant to bacteria. Because of this, you do not have to ever seal the countertop.

To clean this countertop, you can use a damp cloth. If you need to use a cleaner, make sure the cleaner is mild and made for quartz. You will find quartz is resistant to scratching, and the countertop will not chip easily. Quartz countertops can be expensive in that they can cost up to $4,500 depending on the size of your kitchen.

Quartz does not handle heat well, however. Because of this, do not sit hot pots on the countertop, or the heat will cause damage.

Granite Countertop

Granite is another choice you have and is one of the most expensive options. The range you will pay is between $45 and $200 per square foot depending on the width of the granite slab. Granite is Eco-friendly, however, as it is a natural stone. Because it is natural stone, your countertop will be unique.

Granite is either black or brown with black, white, or pink hues. You may also notice pink or red highlights. Because the granite is unique, purchase all you need at the same time. If you do not, the next time you purchase it, the countertop will not exactly match what you have.

Besides being beautiful, granite is extremely durable and strong. It is resistant to heat, so you can sit a hot pot on the countertop and you will not have to worry about damage. It is also resistant to scratching and stains. The countertop does need to be sealed, however. You should have this done professionally to ensure it is done correctly. This company can tell you how often you should have the countertop resealed.

Talk with a company that sells countertops, and they can give you more information about these two options, as well as other types they have available.