The countertops that you choose when completing kitchen remodeling should be based on both your style needs and your functional needs. Luckily, there are lots of different countertops out there to fit a wide variety of style and functional needs.
You Need Really Affordable Countertops
If you need affordable countertops, the most logical choice is to install laminate countertops. Laminate countertops are affordable and come in a wide variety of different colors and patterns, and many modern laminate designs are made to look like other countertop materials.
The downside to laminate countertops is that they are not that strong, and they tend to be easy to scratch and can also easily be damaged if hot items are left on the countertop. They may look great for a few years, but they are not a long-term countertop option.
You Want Traditionally Beautiful Countertops
If you want traditionally beautiful countertops, you should consider marble countertops. Marble countertops have a beauty that is very long-lasting. Marble countertops come in an array of colors, such as pinks and greens, although more neutral tones are more popular, especially in kitchens.
Marble countertops require a lot of care though, as they can easily get stained and have to be carefully sealed every few years in order to protect the marble.
You Want Elegant Countertops
If you want elegant countertops, you should go for quartz countertops. Quartz countertops are a combination of natural material mixed with engineered materials. The mixture of natural and engineered materials helps create a stronger material that isn't as porous as other stone materials. Quartz counters have both an elegant and contemporary look to them. They come in a wide variety of colors and are easy to keep clean. You also don't have to reseal quartz countertops; they just stay that way.
You Want Unique Looking Countertops
If you want unique looking countertops that don't look like anything else, go for recycled glass countertops. Recycled glass countertops are made by taking crushed glass of a particular hue or an array of hues and then putting a binder on the glass in order to create the countertops.
Crushed glass countertops can have a modern or a retro look, depending on how they are crafted. They are really strong and resilient countertop materials but can be expensive to install.
When it comes to choosing a countertop material, think about what functional and beauty needs you want the countertop to fulfill. This will help you choose the right countertops for your particular situation. Work with kitchen remodeling contractors to help you make the best choice.