When it comes to kitchen countertops, looks alone won’t cut it. There has to be a balance between durability and elegance. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself shelling out money for replacement countertops faster than you can say ‘injudicious design decisions’. Luckily, there are a lot of countertop options to choose from. But which one deserves to be in your kitchen?
To help you pick, kitchen cabinets and countertops expert Harbour View Kitchen & Bath has rounded up some of the best countertop materials that are both long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing.
Made out of resins, acrylics and minerals, solid surface countertops are designed to be durable, non-porous, stain-resistant, easy to clean and can be sanded in case of scratches. They come in a wide array of colors and patterns, with nearly invisible seams to boot. Solid surface countertops aren’t heat resistant, but then again, you wouldn’t want to put a steaming pot of stew over any other countertop material without a coaster anyway.
You might want to consider granite countertops if you want a heavy-duty yet elegant option. Granite is almost impervious to heat, comes in thousands of colors and requires little to no maintenance when treated with proper sealing. Worried about the costs? Granite’s pricing is still a bit on the steep side, but it isn’t as expensive today as it was when supplies to make it were few.
Laminate countertops have long been given a bad rep as an outdated and cheap alternative to the more sophisticated options such as marble. However, modern laminate countertops are more durable than their predecessors. There are thousands of easy-to-maintain options to choose from, all at a reasonable price point.
Your kitchen counters need to be both beautiful and heavy-duty to keep up with kitchen activities. Take these material options into consideration if you want both style and efficiency.
Elegance Meets Practicality
Harbour View Kitchen & Bath is your go-to design expert for kitchen countertops and bathroom cabinets. Call us today at (757) 630-0406 for a consultation. We serve Norfolk, VA.