7 Materials for Your Kitchen Countertops

When completing a kitchen remodel, the sheer amount of options for countertop materials can be surprising! This surface is important for practical and design purposes, and you want to make sure that whatever you choose will not only fit your budget today, but also your needs in the future. To help you pick which material will be best for your countertops, take a look at a few different options below:

  1. Tile Counters
    Tiles of different material, such as ceramic and stone, can be incredibly sturdy and affordable. However, with grout, maintenance and upkeep can be difficult; but if you choose a quality, dark grout, that becomes less of an issue.
  1. Granite Counters
    Natural stone can bring a lot of character to a kitchen, as the material can truly be unique in regards to colors, grains and even custom finishes. If the granite is properly sealed, it is one of the most hardwearing and long-lasting options out there.
  1. Stainless Steel Counters
    Stainless steel is non-staining, heat-resistant and easy to clean, making it a top choice for professional chefs. Wear and tear can stand out on the surface, and is typically more affordable than stone counters that provide similar durability.
  1. Wood Counters
    High-quality wood with a strong sealer can make a beautiful and long-lasting countertop. Keep in mind that the price can vary, depending on the type of wood and finish you choose.
  1. Soapstone Counters
    Soapstone is an undervalued material. It is often used in bathrooms because it resists stains, chemicals and bacteria – but that doesn’t mean it won’t be beautiful in your kitchen, too! It is also very durable, and is an investment piece for your home.
  1. Quartz Counters
    This is a great option if you have a customized home, as engineered quartz can come in nearly every shade one could imagine. Engineered quartz is a mixture of ground quartz, resin and pigments to make the proper color. It’s also eco-friendly, making it a great choice for green homes as well.
  1. Eco-friendly Counters
    Quartz counters aren’t the only way to have eco-friendly countertops! There are many ways that you can be eco-friendly and fashionable in your countertop choices. Materials such as Bio-Glass, salvaged wood, and even Bamboo are great for the environment and look stunning in your kitchen!

For assistance in choosing the best countertop materials for your home, contact Progressive Builders today! We can help with every step along the way to make your kitchen remodel dreams come true.


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