There are many materials to choose from when you are adding new countertops to your home. Whether you are only looking to replace existing countertops or rebuilding your kitchen entirely, your countertops and the material that they comprise of should be an investment that you both love and that lasts you for years to come. Let’s discuss the various options that you have available and how each one benefits you! If you would like more information than that provided below, give us a call and allow us to assist you in making an informed decision!
If you are working with a tight budget, laminate countertops are something worth considering. While there are downfalls of laminate, such as its durability when compared to other materials, high-grade laminate wears well and can come in many designs. The options available for the finish you desire can be extensive, so working with a designer to deliver the exact look that you are after is essential!
Wood (butcher block style)
Wood countertops are a classic. They offer both a relatively inexpensive material and a material that lasts for ages if properly maintained. We love wood countertops at Vacaville Kitchen Remodel Experts, as they age exceptionally well and look better and better as the years go by. The wood that we use in our countertops are all sustainably sourced and, where possible, sourced locally. The variants of wood that you have available also allow for many types of finish. To add to this, we work with world-class carpenters who can provide your countertops with a one-of-a-kind design too!
Stone (natural and synthetic)
Both granite and marble have a Mohs (scale of mineral hardness) of seven respectively. This means that they are incredibly durable surfaces and wear well against scratching (the benchmark of Mohs), water damage, and heat, making this an ideal surface for those who are looking to get the most practical use out of their kitchen. Not only are the materials hardwearing, but they provide a beautiful finish that complements a well-designed kitchen’s finish wonderfully. If you are looking for a similar finish to marble and granite at a slightly lower cost, another option you can explore is solid surface tops or engineered stone, which are synthetic materials comprised of acrylic mass, natural material, and pigments. Finally, for a unique look that wears exceptionally and costs a fraction of other materials, soapstone is a great material, which is both charming and hardwearing.
Gone are the days where stainless steel countertops are reserved for restaurant use only. A homeowner looking for a modern finish on their countertops, coupled with the countless benefits of metal will find no better material than stainless steel. The health benefits that stainless-steel offers are enough to make it a primary choice alone, as the material is easy to clean and clear of bacteria, which is why it is widely used for commercial countertops. It wears phenomenally and does not stain or succumb to pressure from heat or water. If your kitchen requires more light, stainless steel is also something worth considering, as the reflection of light provided by the material will brighten even the dimmest of spaces!