What is the Best Material for My Countertops?

Posted on: 2019-11-15


Most of the time when homeowners are ready to take on a renovation project, the kitchen is the first room to receive a much-needed makeover. They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, so having a space that is functional, as well as aesthetically pleasing, is important.

While the cupboards and appliances are usually the first aspects of a kitchen to get attention, there is something to be said about upgrading your countertops for a fresh new look.

Adding a new countertop can be a cost-effective way to upgrade the entire look and feel of your kitchen.

Nowadays, the choices are endless when it comes to which material to choose for your countertop. Fortunately, choosing one is simply a matter of finding the right fit for your style and needs.

Here are some popular materials you should consider for your countertop:

1. Quartz

Quartz countertops offer a modern and polished look for your kitchen or bathroom. Quartz is a natural material with a non-porous surface so there is no need to seal and reseal it.

The surface of a quartz countertop is stain, acid, scratch, heat and impact resistant – making it one of the most durable countertop materials available.

Quartz countertops are available in a wide range of patterns and colors.

2. Polished granite

Polished granite is a high-end choice for countertops. Granite is a natural material so expect some variation in the pattern.

Countertops made of granite are durable and easy to clean, but they require yearly sealing to maintain their durability.

3. Laminate

If you are looking for a budget-friendly option, laminate countertops are affordable and can give your kitchen a trendy look.

Laminate countertops are available in a variety of colors and patterns with some patterns closely resembling natural stone.

The material is also durable and easy to clean.

4. Wood

For a more warm and rustic look, wood is a great choice for your kitchen countertops.

When properly sealed, wood provides a completely sanitary and easy to clean surface which is great for cooking and food prep.

Wood countertops are also highly heat resistant, meaning that you will not have to worry about burn marks.

5. Marble

Marble countertops have a classic and timeless look.

Because marble is porous, however, these countertops require regular sealing and are prone to stains.

However, marble has a beautiful natural pattern that easily hides imperfections such as wear and stains.

6. Stainless steel

If you are looking for countertops with a modern feel, stainless steel countertops have a clean and industrial look.

They are extremely easy to clean and the material itself inhibits bacterial buildup, making it a great choice for your kitchen.

Stainless steel countertops also complement stainless steel appliances.

7. Glass

You can give your kitchen or bathroom a sleek and streamlined look with glass countertops.

Texture and color options are endless with glass countertops, allowing you to customize the material to suit the look and feel of the room.

Glass countertops are also non-porous and easy to clean.

8. Concrete

One of today’s more modern countertop materials is concrete, which allows for a completely customizable countertop option.

When it comes to customizing concrete countertops there is a wide variety of colors and textures to choose from.

Interestingly, concrete is an energy-efficient material that captures the heart of your home and releases it back into the atmosphere.

Have you made your choice?

If you’re ready to upgrade your countertop, our professional contractors at Parabola Developments are ready to help! Contact us today for more information on how we can give you the kitchen of your dreams.