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Revitalize Your Kitchen With New Countertops

Nov 18th 2015 at 11:17 PM

Your countertops have a large impact on the way your kitchen looks. If you want to give this room a facelift, getting new countertops can often provide a quick transformation. However, this is a long-term change, so you need to be sure what you really want. Your kitchen’s theme and your budget are both factors in this decision but laminate, solid surface countertops, granite and wood are usually popular choices and work well with almost any kitchen.

Laminate countertops have long been a popular option because of their affordability. They also tend to be easy to clean, sometimes requiring just a washcloth and soap. Laminate comes in a wide range of styles as well and occasionally may be textured so that it fits in with any theme you envision for your kitchen. This type of countertop isn’t as heat resistant as stone and may get scratches easily, so care should be taken with both hot pans and sharp utensils.

Solid surface countertops, such as Corian, tend to be extremely durable. Often, they can be made in one piece so that your counter looks seamless and sometimes include integrated sinks. This material cleans up easily and scratches typically disappear with sanding. If you like the look of granite but don’t want the price, a solid surface counter may be a good option. It’s cheaper than stone but may be ordered in many of the patterns you admire in natural stone.

Granite looks beautiful in just about any kitchen and is about as eco-friendly as countertops come because it’s cut from natural stone.  It’s resistant to both heat and scratching, cleans well and is one of the most durable counters you could install.  If you’re looking for a counter you can completely customize, granite might not be for you; the stone has about 20 natural patterns it’s found in. Granite also tends to be more expensive than other options.

Wood countertops continue to be a popular option because of their traditional look and eco-friendly nature. They are usually made from several pieces of wood unified in a pattern. This type of counter is easy to clean and does well with food preparation. However, it needs frequent maintenance, such as sanding and sealing, to keep it in good condition. The price typically varies depending on the kind of wood used.

Because you’ll have your countertops for a long time, it’s important to know as much as possible about all of your options before you make a decision.  Visit a reputable countertop store in Waco or visit this website to learn more about different types of counters.

Author Bio:

Christina has a unique take on interior design. Using color, texture and materials as inspiration for eclectic spaces, she advises home owners on how to bring warmth and style to their rooms. You can find her thoughts at Tumblr blog.

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