Make Sure Your Countertop Surface Fits Your Needs
When selecting a countertop for your kitchen, one of the first things you’re going to need to decide is what it’s made of. This is more than an aesthetic choice. The material that you choose for your countertops is going to determine their longevity, performance, and maintenance needs. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of several popular countertop materials.
A classic material that is used in many homes, granite is a heavy stone that has been used in countertops for many decades. Granite adds a really striking look to your kitchen, and is a very durable prep surface. However, it does have a tendency to soak up liquids that are spilled on it. You’ll need to make sure that granite is sealed at least once a year, in order to prevent staining. Granite is also pretty heavy, so make sure that your cabinets are strong enough to support it.
Caesarstone is made of a type of quartz. It?s easier to clean and maintain than granite (no sealing required). In fact, it’s often used by homeowners who want the durability of granite without the added effort of keeping it in good condition. The difference is that Caesarstone is a bit heavier than granite, and doesn’t have the natural variation in the look that is often prized in granite countertops. If you’re looking for a more natural look, granite might be a better option.
Teak wood is a rare hardwood from Central America that is commonly used in decks and furniture. It’s sturdy and beautifully colored. However, it is also more expensive than other hardwoods because of its rarity. If you’re looking for a wood countertop material, this is a great choice.
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