The quartz countertops, additionally called engineered stone, will be designed from a blend of resin binders and pigments and natural quartz. It makes it strong and will maintain the appearance of the natural stone. Quartz countertops will be non-porous, therefore easy to clean and hygienic. They're scratch, crack and heat resistant and will be available within various colors and patterns. The quartz countertops will be heavy and have to be put in by professionals. If you're searching for countertops which appear just like natural stone, yet has a uniform color, quartz will be the perfect one for you!
The laminate countertops will be designed of medium density fiberboard or plywood and will be coated using plastic. Laminate countertops will simply clean with water and soap and will be durable. It's available within various textures and colors. It's resistant to stains and water, but, it's non-resistant to heat and could scratch or crack. This countertop will be one of the cheaper choices.
On the expensive side, granite kitchen countertops have become very popular. They add class and elegance to any kitchen, there is an endless colour variety available, to match whatever colour kitchen cabinets you have. They hold up to heat, and so long as they are properly installed, they can last a lifetime. Another similar option, which is not as well known, is 'Engineered Stone'. This is made of 93% quartz particles. It is heat resistant, stain resistant, and acid resistant, and does not scratch easily - all bonuses when it comes to kitchen countertops. In addition it is available in a wide variety of colours so you can always match, or complement your kitchen cabinets. If you are asking 'which type of countertop is right for you', provided the price is not out of your budget, granite or engineered stone will meet your every need.
Nobody can have exactly the same granite kitchen countertop as you, and if only for this, then this material can be considered the best you can find. Kitchen tiles are good old reliable countertop materials. They take some time to install, but can easily be a DIY project. They also exude warmth to a kitchen and shops offer a wide array of colors and designs to choose from.
After the cabinets in your kitchen, the countertops are the most prominent aspect of any kitchen remodel, and as such, deserve careful consideration when you choose the countertops for your kitchen. You have many choices in countertops, both material and color.
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