Countertops have the worst job in the kitchen and bathroom. They endure the daily grind of household tasks, getting threatened by heat, water and abrasion regularly. Yet, they need to look nice all the time. And since many people have no time for maintenance, they have to stay structurally sound and stylish without much help from the homeowner.
Fortunately, the industry has no shortage of strong and durable materials that can fit the bill. However, being a good countertop is subjective because every homeowner is different and every home is unique. As you plan your countertop and cabinet refacing installation project, let Dreamstyle Remodeling shed light on your top options:
This natural stone is a favorite with its immunity to high temperatures, constant scratches and deep cuts. Available in matte and polished finishes, granite is proof against almost any kind of discoloration when properly sealed. Considering that each slab of it is distinctive, it can lend a sense of beauty to your space like no other surface material.
A mix of mineral, color and resin, quartz is a popular alternative to granite with its stone-like appearance and low-maintenance features. Like granite countertops, however, the edges and corners of quartz counters are susceptible to damage. Although it can be professionally repaired, it’s wise to shape yours round to reduce the chances of chipping.
Consisting of 93% natural quartz, silestone is non-porous and resists stains from any conceivable liquid that could get spilled on it. If something sticks, this extraordinary surface material makes it easy for you wipe it clean. It even resists bacteria too. Its impact resistance also rivals (and sometimes bests) that of natural stone.
A laminate is a less costly surface material choice with a reputation for withstanding the test of heat and discoloration. Design-wise, your imagination is the only limit; you can even tie in your kitchen and bathroom elements during countertop and cabinet refacing project. Many homeowners are thrilled to find out that something economical can be so tough and look so luxurious.
Allow Dreamstyle Remodeling help you find the countertop that matches your functional and aesthetic needs. Call us at (877) 721-1590 now to schedule your free, no-pressure, in-home consultation in Albuquerque.