Granite counter-tops are by far the most popular option for homeowners. In the last decade, granite counter-tops were making their way into nearly every new build or home update in the country. Granite has a wide variety of colors and options, so find the right choice for your home and color scheme is easy. Though expensive, there are more affordable tiers of granite, all the way up to the most expensive options in the design center. But do you have to choose granite?
There are a plethora of other counter-top options for homeowners and home builders. Maybe you don’t like the look of granite – or the price tag. Or perhaps you would prefer to choose something for your counter-tops that’s a little less common. No matter your reasons, there are a bunch of options beside granite.
Now, if price is an issue quartz won’t be your best option. Quartz can be expensive, but it’s oh-so-beautiful. There are a million options for every color scheme or taste. Quartz is also very eco-friendly and good for “green” families.
This option is very popular with DIY homeowners. You want to be careful with dark and durable grout to minimize upkeep, but it can be very durable and fun.
Many people look down on plastic laminate as a cheap option, because it is so affordable. However, many people choose laminate because it has come such a long way in recent years. There are beautiful options, incredible customization, and makes a great choice for those on a budget. Just keep it in the bathrooms or in a kitchen that won’t see heavy duty consistent cooking.
Marble is absolutely beautiful, and gives you a ton of variety. It is softer and less durable than granite, and it’s still relatively expensive.
New on the scene, concrete counter-tops are picking up speed. They are totally customizable, so you can pour them into specific molds or shapes for your kitchen or bathroom. They can be pigmented, dyed, stained, imprinted, and more. With the proper sealant, concrete can be durable and heat-resistant.
For a professional chef or entertainer, stainless steel is an incredible option. It’s more affordable than the stone varieties, and very easy to clean. You will notice fingerprints and scratches, so be prepared.
If you really want to turn heads, wood is a game-changer. Price will depend on the wood you choose, but a proper sealant can make it an incredible counter-top that you love and use.
For more information about counter-tops, remodels, or creating the kitchen of your dreams just contact Mountain States Kitchen & Bath for a professional consultation.