When it comes to finding stone countertops for your home, there are typically two main focal points: the bathrooms and the kitchen.
Kitchens have evolved in the modern home from merely a place where meals were prepared to the focal point of socializing.
There are so many memories to be made and good times to be had, yes, our kitchens serve a larger purpose in the home than to merely provide a space to cook.
This is important to remember when remodeling your kitchen because more traffic and activity mean there is also more which your kitchen has to withstand.
More spills, more accidents, more chopping, cutting, staining…the list could go on and on.
A durable countertop in your home’s kitchen will save you frustration and money in the long run, but with so many beautiful stones to choose from, how do you know which stone is best for your kitchen or the benefits that come along with it?
This article’s mission is to pinpoint the perfect countertop for your home’s kitchen so that you may create memories with countertops that stand the test of time.
Let’s dive right in and explain the inevitable truth; granite countertops are the perfect match for your kitchen.
Granite countertops, provide homeowners with a viable option that is comparatively affordable, durable, and exhibit an elegant look for a modern look and unmatched functionality.
You won’t be disappointed as there is a look that can match anyone’s style due to the variety of patterns and colors that granite countertops can be fabricated from.
Are you worried about how it will hold up against the process of cooking a meal?
Granite countertops are scratch-resistant, so you can have peace of mind when placing or moving dishes around their surface.
You shouldn’t directly put a hot pot or pan from the oven on any surface; however, it still helps that your surface is heat-resistant if it’s going to be around hot things. With a granite countertop, you gain a bit of extra protection due to its qualities that allow it to deal with heat easier than other materials.
Granite countertops are also up to the task against stains, so long as they are properly sealed. Make sure your granite stays pristine by having it sealed at the time of installation and resealed annually to avoid discoloration or staining.
Granite countertops are a beautiful addition to any kitchen looking for a natural stone that is ready for the challenges kitchens bring; however, quartz countertops are a great alternative.
With a variety of colors and looks, easier maintenance due to the fact that they don’t require sealing, and an affordable price, quartz countertops are a durable countertop material that can boost your kitchen’s renovation.
The main drawbacks of quartz countertops are the fact that it isn’t as heat resistant as granite countertops are, and although beautiful in their own light, quartz is an engineered stone. This means homeowners may find that the look is a bit less natural than other stones.
Overall, quartz countertops are a great route to take when remodeling your kitchen space.
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Quartzite is a natural stone and can be a very durable surface that works great in kitchens.
Quartzite countertops are a great alternative for homeowners looking for the look of marble, more on that stone later, but want something less expensive that stands up to high temperatures more effectively.
Although durable to scratches and scuffs, quartzite is known to chip from time to time if there is hard contact made with the surface.
Quartzite countertops also take a bit more maintenance than other stones as they require sealing and resealing not only once but sometimes twice a year to prevent staining.
Timeless and elegant barely do marble justice, but they will have to do for now.
The iconic look of marble anything is the epitome of luxury, and marble countertops can take your kitchen to heights unseen by any of the previously mentioned stones…for a price.
It’s no secret that marble countertops tend to be more expensive than other stones, but the prices we are mentioning in this piece come in the form of resistance to scratching, staining, etching, and the time it takes for upkeep and maintenance.
Heat may not be marble’s enemy, but your countertops will hate the acid found in citrus, vinegar, or wines.
If you’re a baker, consider having an island or a designated section for marble then using other countertop materials for the rest of your kitchen. The natural cool nature of marble makes it the ideal surface for rolling dough and other steps in the baking process.
Marble countertops in a kitchen work best when combined with another stone, and the layout and function of your kitchen should be mapped out and planned with a professional before a decision to implement marble is made.
Renovating or designing a kitchen can be difficult when attempted alone, and with the amount of money it takes to create a custom look using quality
stone, homeowners are better off leaving their renovation plans to the professionals.
King’s Granite & Marble provides quality fabricated custom countertops to the Greater Houston area using our proven 6-step process.
Contact King’s Granite & Marble Today and begin building the kitchen of your dreams!