Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen Countertop Materials

By Matthew Petacci

If you are looking to give your kitchen a bit of a makeover then one of the first things you are going to want to do is take a little look at your kitchen countertops. I want to walk you through the options you have. I am going to run through the main materials used for kitchen countertops.

Granite For Countertops

Granite is another material that finds its way into your kitchen, has a more traditional look to it. Granite is a durable and stain-resistant stone. Each stone is unique as marble. Anything you put granite on will look different and beautiful. Most people choose granite because it is hard-wearing and needs less maintenance for marble. All you need to do is clean up after yourself when you cook and you shall be fine. Granite countertops have the potential to stay looking brilliant for decades.

Marble For Countertops

Marble is one of the most beautiful kitchen countertop materials available on the market. This is in part down to the fact that each and every marble countertop will have its own unique pattern. No matter how much processing that marble has undergone, that pattern will remain. Marble is a very sensitive stone so using it for your kitchen countertop you will have to be very careful. You will need to make sure that it is wiped clean after every use to keep it in the best possible condition though. Make sure you maintain it yearly and you should be fine.

Quartzite For Countertops

How interesting is our world? At first, our ancestors used marble, granite, and quartzite as decoration materials. The next generation preferred wood, and the modern consumer turned his eyes to plastic. Of course, wood is considered a natural material, which is much lighter than stone, but its service life is not so long, you still have to paint and grind regularly.
Recently, designers especially have again returned to tradition and use natural stones in their projects like kitchen countertops, and windowsills. Quartzite window sills are increasingly appearing in homes and office buildings, displacing plastic. There is a reasonable explanation for this.
What do you need to know about the material?
Quartzite is considered an excellent material in the production of decorative products. On it, you can make strict perpendicular slices and openwork patterns, which allows you to use it in different styles from modern to classic. The stone is resistant to mechanical damage, in the case of scratches or cracks, it is easy to grind and returns to its original position. In addition, if you pick up the windowsill in the bathroom.

Quartzite stones are great for rooms with high humidity. It does not absorb water, does not deform, and does not lose color under its influence. In the kitchen or in the living room you can place countertops or bar counters made of this quartzite stones, which is a natural stone. Their surface will perfectly tolerate temperature changes.
How to use quartzite stones in the interior
For decoration of slopes, as well as for windowsills, quartzite stones are used. Although these are not the main elements in the home interior, they can become a highlight or a great addition to the style. When the kitchen area is small, the quartzite windowsill smoothly passes into the countertop, completely replacing the desktop. You can also use the material for the bar, and then the whole kitchen will be created in the same style.
The price of quartzite windowsills or countertops in the kitchen is quite high when compared with the cost of plastic or wood, but in this case, it’s not worth saving. First of all, natural stone has more advantages over other products, and most importantly, it is durable and practical. If it falls into the hands of a specialist, it turns into an unsurpassed work of art. In many houses, you can see the steps, columns, and fireplaces made of this stone. It is worth putting a product from quartzite in the room, as in time you will definitely want to supplement the design with something else.

Quartz For Countertops (Engineered Stone)

If you are looking for something very tough then you might want to look for quartz which is engineered stones. Example of some engineered stones Cambria, Silestone, and Caesarstone.

They are non-porous, hard-wearing, they last for many years. Most companies give you guarantees on their stones. When you do your kitchen you should always first choose your countertop because it will be the centerpiece of your kitchen. After you choose your countertop then everything else comes easy. Well-selected countertops will give you many years of great use. Remember buy cheap get cheap. The cheapest is never the cheapest it’s the most expensive because you will need to purchase another one.

Soapstone For Countertops

Soapstone is something that just became popular in recent years. These stones will require a lot of maintenance. It has a very modern look so most clients do not worry about the maintenance but the look.