3 Countertops You Should Know Before Renovating Your Kitchen or Bathroom

Dated: December 29 2020

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3 Countertops You Should Know Before Renovating Your Kitchen or Bathroom

If you're planning to renovate your kitchen or bath and you're in the market for new countertops you should know your options before making a final decision. Consider these three choices as you plan your design.

 

Quartz

 

If you've got a family with small children a super-durable countertop may be one of your top priorities. Quartz, or quartzite, is an engineered stone that's a composite of natural quartz and a resin binder, which means it's very hard, non-porous, and never needs to be resealed. This low-maintenance stone has its own natural anti-microbial protection which inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew. Because it's engineered you can get the look and beauty of natural stones like granite and marble. Quartz can be especially cost-effective if you want to design your kitchen using stone slabs.  

 

Soapstone

 

Soapstone has a soft and smooth surface due to its high content of naturally-occurring talc. It’s completely non-porous, which means it’s resistant to stains, bacteria, and heat. Because it is a relatively soft stone you should avoid cutting directly on it, and be careful not to drop things like cast iron pans or heavy glass objects on its surface.

 

This stone comes in an assortment of gray shades and has a marble-like veining. To keep a soapstone countertop looking its best you should oil it once monthly for the first year. This helps produce a patina, which is simply for aesthetics and not performance.

 

Granite

 

If you love a bold look with vivid natural colors, unique veining, swirls, or specks then granite just might be the stone for you. It has a near diamond-hard surface that makes it one of the most durable stones by far. Granite is also very heat-resistant, so if you misplace a hot pan your countertops will be just fine.

 

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Chip Boyer

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