The design and construction of kitchens is a huge market all over the world. If you’re like most homeowners, you have probably spent a lot of time looking through magazines for inspiration for the look of your kitchen. And what better way to beautify your kitchen than by installing gorgeous countertops that not only look good but are durable, too?
There are a multitude of reasons why it’s a great idea for you to install high quality kitchen countertops. Here are a few.
Countertops take up a lot of space, and they’re one of the first things that people notice when they enter a kitchen. It’s important that you install good quality countertops that look naturally beautiful, too. Whether you decide to go with granite or quartz for your countertop, you want it to add to your home’s aesthetics and reflect your personal style.
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Granite countertops might just be one of the most durable surfaces in your home. Granite is scratch proof, meaning it can resist the damage done by most kitchen tools and appliances. Plus, granite is strong enough to hold a lot of weight. And even if you place hot pans or pots on it, granite countertops won’t melt, warp, or even change color when subjected to high heat.
Countertops are water resistant, too. Water damage against sturdy kitchen countertops is quite rare unless the water has been sitting there for days (granite is still porous, after all). Check your plumbing for any leaks that may cause water damage to your precious countertops.
Unlike tiles or ceramic countertops that have grout, granite or quartz kitchen countertops are easier to clean and to maintain by comparison. That’s because dirt and grime have less nooks and crannies to get into that are an absolute hassle to clean.
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Since granite is porous, granite sealers are required in most countertops of this type so it absorbs liquids that could possibly stain the surface less. Quartz countertops, although more pricey, are not porous by comparison, as they are made from engineered stone.
Wood is the default countertop surface or material but can be quite challenging to maintain. Wood is not chip- and dent-resistant and won’t be as forgiving when it comes to water damage, meaning you’ll probably waste a lot of money on replacements.
Sound Investments for a Kitchen
Granite or quartz kitchen countertops will need little to no replacement. You can be sure that once these have been installed, they will require little to no maintenance. Just simply wipe them clean once you’re done cooking to keep them in their pristine condition. Granite or quartz countertops do not need to be repaired as often as wood or laminate due to their durability.
Of course, granite countertops are not indestructible, as they are still prone to slight chipping or cracking. Take care not to drop heavy objects onto the countertops. And don’t chop food directly on top of the countertops. With proper care, your kitchen countertops will surely outlive the rest of your home.
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Can Entice Prospective Home Buyers
All of the above-mentioned reasons lead to a pristine and aesthetically pleasing kitchen, and if you’re thinking of selling your home, buyers are definitely more attracted to homes with a gorgeous kitchen. Plus, having excellent quality kitchen countertops definitely ups the overall value of your home. In short, the amount you invest in your kitchen countertops is definitely worth it in the long run.
And if you’re not looking to sell, you still get to enjoy the benefits of having and working in a pleasing kitchen.
Toledo Custom Countertops creates gorgeous kitchen countertops that perfect your kitchen and reflect your personal style. Choose from our wide range of granite and quartz countertops so we can turn your kitchen countertop dream into a reality.