A kitchen countertop is much more than just a workbench in the kitchen. It is a main focal point in terms of the design and the decor in the room. For this reason it’s important to remember to not only look at the functionality of the counter but its aesthetic appeal as well. This is especially true if you have an island in your kitchen that you will be going to match up with your counter. It’s worth the time to examine all of your options and to look at the actual counters in person before making your decision.
We never recommend choosing a style or color simply from pictures that you see on the Internet. Every type of countertop has its own story to tell in its detail and appearance. There is no way to capture the true essence of a kitchen countertop with a photo. While you may consider shopping online for a variety of other household items, you really can’t choose this option when you’re looking for a new counter for your kitchen.
Every slab of gravel, every cut of quartz and each chunk of marble has its own distinct look and no two pieces are ever exactly alike. You need to see and touch the materials to actually get a feel of what you will be putting into your room and to be able to imagine it in there.
Consider Your Options
You’ll have a wide variety of options to choose from and it’s always a good idea to head into a showroom to take a look around. While you may be thinking of buying a granite counter top right now, for example, you may end up falling in love with a quartz one when you see the selection available.
You should take into consideration your lifestyle and your current color and style scheme in your kitchen before making a final decision. If you have a large family and lead a busy lifestyle, you should be searching for an extremely durable countertop that requires little maintenance.
Natural stone countertops offer a warm, appealing tone to a kitchen. There’s something about a stone that has been directly mined from the earth that gives a room a cozy feel and a connection back to nature.
Solid Surface Countertops
Solid surface countertops have come a long way during the last few years and offer the advantage of being seamless. Even sinks can be directly integrated into the counter, which gives a brand-new look to the entire kitchen. This is a non-porous material available in many different colors and styles and some offer the appearance of natural stone. While this type of counter is easier to scratch than the harder options available, any scratches or cuts can be handled and blended out, making these counters renewable.
Engineered stone counters offer an all-in-one package with durability and beauty and they are basically maintenance-free. These counters provide a lot of the benefits that you’d expect to receive from real stone since they have a translucence and a depth to them that can’t be found with many other countertop options.
When it comes down to making a final decision on your new countertop, please stop by and view our wide selection. Feel free to bring in a picture of your current kitchen and existing countertop so that you can refer to it when you’re shopping. Our experienced consultants can offer helpful suggestions so that you can make your choice with certainty.