Updating your kitchen's countertops is a great remodel project. First of all, kitchen remodels always offer a great return on your investment because it is one of the most important rooms in the home. A stylish kitchen is definitely going to help increase the value of your home. Updating your countertops is one of the fastest and most immediate ways to completely change the dynamics of your cabinet and entire kitchen. This article looks at a few popular kitchen countertop materials and compares them on many different levels:
Wood is a popular countertop material that can give your room a modern style. Many people will choose wooden countertops is they have metal cabinets or islands in their kitchen. Wood is a beautiful material because of the natural patterns of the wood grains. However, it definitely is not the most practical material for kitchen countertops. That is, since it is not perfectly waterproof, it needs to be maintained. It must be oiled and refinished over the years to protect it from water damage that can lead to mold and bacteria formation. Most importantly, it must be cleaned thoroughly after prepping raw foods on it. If you do want to have a wooden countertop, you just need to be willing to put up with the maintenance and cleaning.
Quartz is a natural stone that is very well suited to countertops. It is mostly waterproof, but it does need to be sealed to protect from moisture and bacteria. This is not a time consuming or expensive process. It only needs to be repeated once every 3-4 years. Basically, a quartz countertop is very easy to maintain. It can be easily cleaned to maintain a sterile surface with normal liquid cleaners. Quartz is a scratch resistant material that is practical to own, but most people choose it because it's so stylish. Natural quartz slabs are quarried from the Earth, so every raw quartz countertops is completely unique.
Laminate countertops are ideal for homeowners with a limited budget. They are very affordable and, of the three options on this list, they are the cheapest to take care. Laminate is completely waterproof. It doesn't need to be sealed or oiled like the other materials. Basically, it is the low budget option. That being said, there are some very stylish laminate options that look natural and luxurious.
Any of these three countertop materials could be perfect for your kitchen remodel. Contact a company like Kitchen Expo for more information and assistance.