It’s imperative that your kitchen countertops fit your style – aesthetically, functionally, and financially. Each family, and each kitchen, has different needs, and they should all be considered as I walk you through all the options for countertops.
Granite is a long-standing favorite for countertops because of its’ breathtakingly unique beauty. Since it’s a natural stone, no two slabs look alike and there’s a huge variety of different color and veining options. With more and more designs choosing to highlight the beauty of natural materials, a granite countertop could easily be your kitchen’s showstopper.
Unfortunately, it’s also high maintenance. Granite can be scratch, heat, and stain-resistant if it’s sealed properly once a year. It can be more expensive than quartz, but generally, they’re priced about the same per square foot.
Quartz countertops, on the other hand, are beautiful and easy to maintain. Because they’re manufactured from raw quartz, they’re more durable than granite and feature a nonporous surface that can easily be cleaned with just soap and water. Quartz countertops are scratch, heat, and stain-resistant with no extra maintenance and more hygienic because bacteria can’t get trapped in the pores.
We work with two leading American companies to offer you the very best quartz countertops. Caesarstone pioneered quartz countertops and has continued their innovation since 1987. Cambria is also known for its quality quartz countertops, which come with a lifetime warranty.
Wood & Butcher Block
A completely different option is wood and butcher block countertops, which have been trending in recent years. They perfectly complement the cozy cottage/rustic kitchen vibe, and they bring so much warmth to the design. They require a bit of maintenance (especially if you use it as a cutting board) but it’s as easy as sanding down the surface and re-oiling it. And it’s the most affordable option.
Grothouse is our go-to supplier for everything wood. They’re American Made, custom-crafted from over 60 different wood species, and carry a lifetime warranty.
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