Making the Best Choice for Your Kitchen Countertops

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Best Choice for Your Kitchen Countertops

Regarding kitchen countertops, there are so many options—so many, that it can be overwhelming, to say the least. But here at GranitePro, we want to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible.

Installing a kitchen countertop is a big deal. It’s an investment that will last for many years, so you’ll want to make sure that you’re absolutely crazy about the stone you choose.

If you’re ready for a kitchen countertop replacement, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ve compiled our countertop options for the kitchen, and we hope you can find one that speaks to you.

Marble Kitchen Countertops

Marble kitchen countertops are for those who appreciate the finer things in life. While they require a bit more care than others like granite or soapstone, to those who love them, the extra maintenance is worth it.

Marble countertops can typically be found in crisp, bright aesthetics, and because of that, they have the power to liven up your kitchen in a gorgeous and unique way. They take advantage of any natural light and make a small kitchen look spacious.

If your household is generally quiet with a low-traffic kitchen, marble is a wonderful choice. This stone requires a sealing routine because it’s porous and needs help remaining impervious to stains and liquid damage, and it requires the use of a cutting board when dicing food.

By taking care of your marble the right way, you can expect it to last for up to a hundred years.

Kitchen Countertops in Quartz

Quartz countertops are our favorite engineered stone. They’re a man-made product that contain not only natural quartz (in fact, that’s the majority of this mixture) but also polymers and resins, to bind the mixture together, and pigments for color. These countertops are known for being versatile and extremely low maintenance, so if your kitchen is a busy place, quartz will do you many favors.

Unlike natural stones, kitchen countertops in quartz do not have to be sealed. The polymers and resins seal the pores of the quartz particles, which means you don’t have to worry.

One thing you should keep in mind, though, is the fact that quartz countertops perform the best when they’re installed indoors. Outdoors, they are vulnerable to fading under direct sunlight.

Kitchen Countertops in Granite

You should gravitate toward granite if you’re looking for a natural stone that is impervious to almost all types of damage. This stone is heat resistant, scratch resistant, and stain resistant too. Not only is it extremely durable, but it’s also trendy and available in all sorts of bold patterns and colorations.

People love kitchen countertops in granite because, for being a natural stone, they are surprisingly low maintenance. Even though they are porous and require a sealing routine in order to keep up their integrity, cleaning is a breeze. If you’ve got warm water and mild dish soap at home, you’ve got what it takes to keep your granite countertops glistening.

Soapstone Kitchen Countertops

Installing a kitchen countertop using soapstone is a wise decision if you’re looking for a softer material that doesn’t require sealant. Because even though soapstone is a natural stone, it is not porous.

The slabs come in a number of colors and textures, along with differing veining patterns, which means that they can suit all types of kitchen decor types.

If you want to heighten the appearance of your soapstone countertop, adding mineral oil is a great option. This darkens the stone, and it’s the only regular maintenance (besides cleaning) that your soapstone really needs.

As for durability, rest assured that soapstone is heat, chemical, and acid resistant, and it’s also impervious to mold and stains. That’s what being a nonporous material can do!

Kitchen Countertops in Porcelain

Using porcelain countertops in your kitchen brings a multitude of benefits. Firstly, their high resistance to heat makes them ideal for placing hot pots and pans directly on the surface without causing any damage. Secondly, their non-porous nature prevents liquids, stains, and odors from penetrating, making them exceptionally easy to clean and maintain. Thirdly, porcelain countertops offer a wide range of design options, allowing you to find the perfect color and pattern that complements your kitchen decor.

Additionally, their durability ensures they can withstand the demands of a busy kitchen, including cutting, chopping, and food preparation. Lastly, porcelain countertops are hygienic, as they do not harbor bacteria, making them a safe and sanitary choice for food preparation areas.

Perfecting Your Kitchen

The countertop is the best way to perfect your kitchen and bring it to life in a personal, beautiful way. Contact GranitePro today to learn more about our stone options and get started on your countertop replacement!