Thinking about doing a kitchen renovation? Knowing the different options for countertops can definitely help the process!
Granite Pros: Heat resistant, scratch resistant, many options, some lower end granite is cheaper than high end laminate
Cons: Expensive repairs, can be costly
Laminate Pros: Most affordable, easy to clean, lots of options, easy DIY, water resistant
Cons: May have visible seams, susceptible to scratches, may be damaged by exposure to heat
Quartz Pros: Protects against bacteria and germs, low maintenance and easy to clean, heat-stain-scratch resistant,
Cons: Color can fade if exposed to UV light, excessive heat could cause damage, may have visible seams
Butcher Block Pros: Easy fix for scratches/nicks through sanding, environmentally friendly,
Cons: Must be treated with mineral oil coating to remain water resistant, sensitive to heat, could crack
Solid Surface Pros: Easy to clean/disinfect, easy repair, wide variety, can also be used for sinks and backsplashes
Cons: May scratch, less heat resistant than other options
There are more options available, check out some of the stores listed below to see what else is out there. This information is not guaranteed, but researched thoroughly through several sources including Use Natural Stone and Lowes
A few places to buy countertops locally:
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