first consideration in choosing a countertop material is our client’s tolerance
for maintenance and imperfections. Each option comes with its own upkeep
requirements, so it is important to understand the homeowner’s level of
commitment to these needs. Also, some materials change over time, which may not
be acceptable for some people. Understanding our clients’ expectations helps us
narrow their choices from the start.
Granite Pros: durable,
heat resistant, very low maintenance and known to increase a home’s value.
expensive. But, if you have the budget you’ll have a solid, easy to care for
countertop that will last.
Marble Pros: waterproof, heatproof and definitely adds value to
Cons: it’s expensive and a little lacking in durability. Marble
can easily scratch and stain, both of which can be difficult to repair.
Quartz is an engineered stone, you get the look of marble with
Pros: It is a manmade product so you can have uniform,
predictable slabs. You can also control the thickness and detail of your edge.
Cons: expensive, heavy
and very sensitive to heat.
Pros : unique aesthetics, concrete is heat and scratch-resistant
and when sealed properly it’s easy to maintain. It has the ability to be shaped and formed to exactly match your kitchen
dimensions and finished precisely to your liking.
Cons : Regular sealing is
required to avoid staining , Its excessive weight can tax cabinet frames and
solid surface countertop (one brand name you might know is Corian).
Pros: It’s stain-resistant with seams that are nearly invisible. It can be formed into basically any shape desired.
Cons: Like Quartz, since it's a manmade product it is also vulnerable to heat damage.
Countertop Recycled wood is the best countertop material for cooks who intend to chop, slice, or cut on their counter directly.
Pros: it can add a rustic charm to your kitchen with texture and character, durable and can be sanded and resealed as needed to make it look like new again.
Cons: water and bacteria can damage butcher block countertops.