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Popular Types of Materials for Kitchen Countertops

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  • Countertops are essential for any kitchen, and they’re an important part of the look and functionality of the room.

    When you’re building or renovating a kitchen, you should consider carefully what style of countertop to go for, since it will be one of the main elements your eyes will fall on every time you enter.

    By acquiring knowledge on some of the most popular types of materials for kitchen countertops you can choose from, you’ll be able to make the best decision for your tastes.

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quartz kitchen countertops

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Quartz

Notes:

  • Quartz is a stone that’s frequently used in countertops. Contrary to what you might think, quartz countertops are actually made from quartz bonded with other stone minerals using sticky, hardening resins.
  • People favor it for its easy maintenance, as it doesn’t have pores like natural stone and thus doesn’t require intervallic sealing to protect it from water and other substances with which it will doubtlessly come into contact.
  • You can also find it in many colors and patterns, including imitations of marble veining.
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granite kitchen countertops

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Granite

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soapstone kitchen countertops

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Soapstone

Notes:

  • Soapstone is perhaps less known than the other options on this list, but it has grown in popularity lately. It was once used frequently for kitchen countertops in older homes, giving it an antique feeling.
  • This material differs from the others in that it’s mostly found in a dark gray color with streaks of lighter gray or white, as opposed to being mostly light in color.
  • When juxtaposed with white or lighter-colored cabinets, it can create a pleasing contrast. Soapstone is durable and it won’t show stains easily, but it can become scratched as you use it.
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marble kitchen countertops

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Marble

Notes:

  • Marble is the embodiment of sophistication when it comes to kitchen countertops. With its unique visual texture and high price tag, skilled fabricators must work delicately to craft flawless marble countertops.
  • As with granite, marble will add value to your home overall, and it can work well in the kitchen because high temperatures and water don’t affect it.
  • However, it is susceptible to staining and scratches, so you’ll need to treat it with more caution than you might with an alternative material. Seal it, and make sure you don’t allow acidic substances to make contact with it for extended periods of time.
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concrete kitchen countertops

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Concrete

Notes:

  • In contrast to countertops made of solid stone, concrete starts out in a liquid form and is then cast into the desired shape right in your kitchen.
  • Different substances may be added to it in order to produce varying colors, and professionals can change the surface texture to your liking as well.
  • It’s advantageous to choose concrete when your countertop needs to be built in an odd shape or when you want greater control over its customization for a unique appearance.
  • However, concrete is inherently porous, so you should seal it. Cracks may also appear as it ages, though this can be mitigated with certain supplemental substances in the mixture.
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