Although selecting a countertop only primarily on appearance can be tempting, it is also crucial to consider durability, upkeep and cost when choosing a material for a kitchen renovation. Méga Comptoirs offers a wide range of these services.
Locate a good fit:
Before choosing a countertop surface, homeowners must consider how they live.
- There is probably another material out there if owners get their eyes set on a particular aesthetic, but the product does not fit with their living.
- The top countertop material, granite, comes in a wide range of colors, including whites, corals, greens, blacks, and beiges. Additionally, no two components are precisely alike. Granite comes in two finishes.
- While sharpening is soft and matte, polishing produces a clean finish and frequently darkens the stone’s texture. Granite prices vary depending on several factors, such as the stone’s origin, finish, and color. Because they are softer than granite, other stone products like limestone, marble, and soapstone demand more care and sensitive handling. Periodically, all stone countertops need to be sealed.
- Engineered stone countertops are easier to maintain, more durable, and offer a larger range of colors than real stone worktops. Nevertheless, the manufactured stone will not cost any less than granite because their prices are comparable.
- Countertops made of solid surfaces are pretty appealing. They are perfectly smooth, available in many colors, stain-resistant, and scratch-removal friendly. However, solid-surface countertops can be harmed by hot pots.
- With the use of pigments, concrete surfaces can be entirely personalized. Concrete can be finished with a trowel (smoothness), a grounded (sanded to reveal the sand aggregate), or a pressed surface. Concrete may stretch or curl as a result of extreme or rapid temperature fluctuations, damp sponges left out on the counter may produce discoloration, and caustic spillage may erode the surfaces.
- Butcher block and other types of wood surfaces quickly energize a kitchen. Any blemishes may be sanded out, and they are simple to clean. Butcher block is quite susceptible to damage from water. Thus, wood counters must be regularly oiled to keep the surface sealed.
- The most economical tabletop option in the industry is laminate, which is also available in a wide range of hues and patterns. Laminate is known for easily scratching and can burn if a heated pan contact it.
Though a little more costly, creative edges like a bull nose, bevel, egg, or ogee are also a way to personalize a kitchen. Usually, counters come essential with square corners. Depending on the countertop material, several edges may be available.