Kitchen Remodels: What Countertop Is Best for You

by | Jan 30, 2017 | Home Improvement


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You’ve finally decided to take the plunge and update your kitchen. Who knew there were so many choices for everything kitchen out there? From flooring to lighting, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. To help ease the stress a little, we’ve gathered some information on the most common kitchen countertop materials and will outline them below.

Solid Surfacing

Made from polyester and acrylic, these artificial countertops do offer some solid pros. They are very easy to maintain and accidental scratches and burns can be sanded out. Because it is an artificial material, you can chose almost any color you can imagine. Possibly one of the biggest downsides to solid surfacing countertops is the price. This material can run almost as much as a natural stone countertop.


Tile in porcelain or ceramic continues to be a popular choice in kitchen redesigns. It is still relatively inexpensive and is resistant to heat and scratches. If a few tiles break or chip, it is quite easy to replace them. A couple downsides to tile include the uneven surface that may be present making rolling out dough a bit harder. Another downside is having to reseal the grout on a regular basis to avoid staining, which is a common complaint.

Quartz Surfacing

Quartz surfacing, is an engineered natural material. What that means is natural materials were combined with synthetic materials to make an even better material. The natural stone can be mixed in with a large range of colors and patterns than purely natural stone. A big downside to some buyers is the price with can be as much as natural stone.


Granite remains a most popular option in home remodels. As a natural stone, its natural design is always unique, and it comes in many different natural colors. Granite stands up well to hot pans and pots, is resistant to cuts and other wear and tear, and is easy to clean and maintain. The biggest downside to granite is that it needs to be resealed periodically to avoid stains.

If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, you can see there are many options. From synthetic, to partly organic, to granite in Plainfield, the options seem endless.

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