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Things to Consider When Choosing Kitchen countertops


 Things to Consider When Choosing Kitchen countertops

Are you planning to renovate your kitchen model? If this is the case, choosing a countertop will be the most significant part of your remodeling. As it is the first thing you notice when you step into your kitchen.

Kitchen countertops experience a lot of pressure and occasionally require replacement. You may want to replace your countertop for a variety of reasons, including damage to the current one or simply yearning for something fresh. Whatever your reasons, there are several factors to consider before choosing a kitchen countertop.



The material's resistance to stains, scratches and general wear and tear is perhaps the most crucial factor to take into consideration when choosing a kitchen countertop. Granite countertops can withstand sharp knives and hot cookware, but laminate and solid surfaces cannot.

Tiles, on the other hand, can withstand heat and sharp objects, but if they chip, they must be replaced. Laminate is the most prone to scratches and burns, which are also the hardest to restore Due to the bare particle board core.

Another popular option among homeowners is soapstone countertops; however, they are prone to scratches and are difficult to repair. It is also rough, which may scratch your glassware and china.

Each material has its pros and cons. If you're remodeling your kitchen, you're probably going to change everything. In such cases, the weight of the new countertop material you select is critical. Concrete and granite worktops are both heavy, so they will require more support than other materials such as laminate. Paper composite countertops are lighter, more robust, and resistant to heat and water, making them ideal for busy kitchens.



To keep it spotless, your kitchen countertop will need routine maintenance. It's better not to select a countertop material for busy families that requires frequent sealing to stave against stains and water damage.

Granite countertops are appropriate for homeowners who don't mind performing periodic care, such as sealing them to maintain their longevity and attractiveness. However, they are well worth the investment due to their beauty and the fact that they raise the market value of your house.

As an alternative, you may use quartz countertops to completely do away with care needs. Although you won't likely obtain the same resale value, laminate countertops are another lovely and reasonably priced solution to maintain a modern or contemporary appearance while providing ease of maintenance.


Your budget

The cost of installing new kitchen countertops is the highest overall, followed by the cost of installing new cabinets. So, the first thing you need to do is get quotes for the different options.

Some surfaces are costly to purchase and maintain, but that does not make all of the less expensive ones ideal. Rather than focusing just on a budget, choose countertops that meet your specific requirements.

Materials like granite are relatively pricy but are worth purchasing because of the features of strength, durability, and heat resistance. It may be more expensive, but it may save you money in the long run.

However, if you choose a less expensive material, it may end up costing you more money over time if it needs frequent maintenance. Although granite and quartz are the most popular materials for kitchen countertops, there are many other options available on the market that can suit your preferences.

On the other hand, a less costly material may wind up costing you more money in the long term if it requires regular maintenance. The two most common materials for kitchen worktops are granite and quartz, but there are many more choices that might fit your preferences.



The countertop's appearance is equally crucial to its usability. It must enhance the elegance of the home design as a whole. Marble is renowned for its wide range of hues and unmatched beauty. While artificial materials like solid surfaces, stainless steel, plastic laminates, and concrete offer a modern and stylish feeling, natural materials like stone and wood give your home a more rustic feel.

Every year, manufacturers of kitchen countertops design a wide variety of designs. You must choose a material that complements your kitchen's style and gives it an appealing appearance. A sleeker, more reflective stone might be a fantastic choice if you intend to design your kitchen with a modern aesthetic.



Kitchens should always be clean and free of bacteria since contaminated food can cause disease. This is why people choose kitchen countertops that do not have grooves that might harbor bacteria and grime. As a result, some people shun tiles in favor of solid surfacing. Sealing concrete and granite countertops may help prevent this problem, but it is labor demanding and may be pricey for some individuals.

Are you having a hard time selecting a countertop and you wanted to know the things that you want to consider? It is an on-going pandemic and despite being precautions there is no way that we can see these bacteria or viruses in someways, we are able to identify them by knowing a few things before we select a countertop of our choice.



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What is the best kitchen countertop to use?


 What is the best kitchen countertop to use?

If you’re planning on remodeling your kitchen or renovating your house, you’re probably asking yourself what is the best kitchen countertop to use. While the kitchen can be one of the hardest rooms in the house to remodel or renovate, it’s also one of the most important areas to get right from day one. So it’s worth doing your homework before you start tearing out old countertops and laying down new ones.

In this article, we’ll cover the best countertop materials so that you can make an informed decision on what will work best in your kitchen.



Granite countertops are the most well-known to homeowners and have been popular for decades. Although the material has received a poor reputation because of its starburst pattern, there are many advantages to using a natural stone like granite for your kitchen worktops, as the material is economical, heat and stain-resistant, and incredibly durable, and it can be an attractive choice when leaning on the side of simplicity.



Soapstone is a natural stone that has a smooth, silky feel and is usually dark gray. It has recently gained popularity as a substitute for granite. Soapstone is commonly seen in old homes but is also used as a countertop and sink material in modern houses as well. Soapstone develops an antique-like sheen over time, which can be very appealing for certain kitchen layouts.



Quartz is a man-made surface that is exceptionally durable, low-maintenance, and tough. Quartz countertop, as opposed to natural stone counters, are non-porous (meaning it does not stain or scratch and do not require sealant). 

Quartz countertops are made to seem like practically any other design, including natural textures and patterns. Slabs are available in various color variants and thicknesses, making them an attractive option for any house style.


Solid Surface

Solid surface countertops are made from alumina tri-hydrate, acrylic, epoxy, or polyester resins and pigments and are non-porous and low-maintenance. It is a low-cost countertop solution with a unified look and feels.

Solid surface countertops can resemble the appearance of granite, marble, and other naturally formed materials. Yet, they lack the depth of detail that actual stone does.

Wood/Butcher Block

A butcher block-style countertop may give any home a cozy, cottage-like feel. Wood counters are perfect for food preparation when properly sealed since they do not harbor harmful microorganisms on the surface.

Teak, acacia, cherry, and American walnut are just a few of the wood varieties that can accommodate different looks and feelings for your surface. Wood countertops are also frequently utilized in conjunction with other countertop surfaces to enhance the other designs in the room. Wood countertops in an all-white kitchen can add warmth while giving different colors and textures.


Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is long-lasting and easy to clean. It is far less expensive than natural stone, quartz, or solid-surface counters, especially for do-it-yourself.

Recent advancements in porcelain tile design provide far more design alternatives than ever, including tiles resembling wood, marble, or even leather or cork. Ceramic and porcelain tiles offer more design possibilities than any other tabletop material.

However, This is not something I would recommend even if you thought of using this as it's not aesthetically pleasing it is also best to invest a bit on your countertop for durability and its lifespan.

As an interior design practitioner, I have biases in terms of Material Selection because you deserve a good quality product that budget considerations were often considered upon selecting which materials are best suited. As much as I like to use Calcatta Marble and Onyx Stone which would be a hefty price to consider.



Would you like some help Designing and Implementing your Renovation Plans? 

Send us an e-mail and we'll be happy to chat with you about how we can help you with your project and talk about how we can achieve it. We would love to have you on board with us, We Can't wait to hear from you! 

Contact us | hi@premieredesigninteriors.com

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