If you’re planning your kitchen remodel, you’re likely making lots of design choices. From the color and the style of cabinets, to your layout, designing a kitchen can be a challenge. St. Croix Cabinet Solutions is here to help alleviate some of the confusion around choosing a countertop material for your dream kitchen.
Whether you’re starting from scratch in a brand new project, initiating a remodel of a current space, or refinishing existing countertops, our team can provide suggestions for the best materials to meet your expectations.
This by no means is a complete list of your options, but here are our most popular options for countertops.
As a countertop material, quartz is a great and durable choice. Quartz is a harder stone, which makes it last for years of use. Unlinke granite, quartz is much less porous. This helps prevent scratching, chipping, or staining. The non-porous material keeps everything on the surface, so leftover food, bacteria, or colorful liquids won’t seep into the countertops themselves. This is a great option if you use your countertops often and are prone to spills. Quartz can be damaged by excessive heat, so if you chose quartz, make sure to use heating pads when cooking.
Marble countertops will elevate your space and take your kitchen to the next level. Marble is also a highly durable material, meaning it is resistant against scratches and with proper maintenance will last for years. Unlike quartz, marble is porous meaning it is susceptible to stains and bacteria growth. Regular cleaning with gentle cleaners and using a sealant are necessary steps in keeping marble countertops in good condition.
A classic choice for your countertops is granite. It is another durable material that adds value and beauty to your home. This natural stone will bring a unique, one-of-a-kind look to your kitchen. Just like marble, granite is porous so it needs proper care to ensure its longevity. When sealed correctly (as our professional team will surely accomplish), granite is resistant to absorbing liquids, leftover foods, or stains. Some types of sealant will require an annual re-application, while other treatments can last up to a decade before they need another coat.
Functionality-wise, granite can withstand high temperatures, which makes it valuable in the kitchen near the stove and oven, and it will not lose luster or strength when exposed to hot temperatures over time.
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