Which Countertop Is Right For Your Kitchen?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:45
Written by bkshowplace
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:37
The perfect countertop for your kitchen not only has to look and feel great, it also has to be functional and affordable. The following countertop surfaces are popular choices so let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the top favorites.
The Pros and Cons of Laminate Countertops
Pros – Reasonably priced and reasonably durable, laminate countertops resist water and provide an extremely easy to clean surface. The wide range of styles and colors available also make laminate a popular choice for those wishing to upgrade or create a new look without breaking the budget.
Cons – Laminate surfaces are less heat resistant than other choices and seams and edges may also be visible.
The Pros and Cons of Solid Surface Countertops
Pros – Available in a wide range of colors, solid surface countertops offer a seamless finish that’s water resistant and low maintenance.
Cons – Less heat resistant than granite or quartz and can become scratched with everyday wear and tear.
Pros – Granite surfaces are beautifully smooth to the touch and stunning in appearance. They add a wow factor to your kitchen but they are also durable and more heat resistant than laminate or solid surface options.
Cons – Seams remain visible in granite countertops and the stone is susceptible to splitting around stress points such as protruding corners.
The Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops
Pros – Extremely durable and easier to maintain than granite, quartz countertops offer beauty and practicality.
Cons – A limited range of colors and the seams remain visible.
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