Choosing a Worktop for your NYC Kitchen Remodeling Part 2

Posted on May 18, 2019

The last article gave a brief description of hardwood and laminate kitchen worktops. In this article, we will focus on two more materials commonly chosen for NYC kitchen remodeling.


Granite has been a long time favorite when it comes to kitchen worktops and other aspects of NYC kitchen remodeling. It provides an unmatched look, is available in various thicknesses, and comes in different finishes. One of the biggest advantages of granite is its extreme durability and strong resistance to scratching.

It is also worth knowing that granite worktops are one of the heaviest types you can get and delivering the solid surface slabs could be an issue to those whose homes are well above ground level.

Granite is ideal for just about any part of the kitchen. If you are up to it, you can provide a completely seamless look in your kitchen by installing granite in other areas. It is a timeless material and is projected to never go out of style.

Granite is also very low maintenance and will not require any sealing. Just be sure not to place hot pans directly above it and avoid spilling wine on it.


These worktops are composed of crushed stone combined with acrylic resin and given coloring agents to add various design effects. Quarts are low maintenance non-porous; they will resist high heats and scratching as well. Also like granite, they will not need any sealing.

As with granite, quartz will fit in nicely at any point in your NYC kitchen remodeling. What helps them fit anywhere is that they are available in different colors and finishes. Quartz counters can resist very high temperatures but it is still recommended that you use pan rests over directly placing a pan above the worktop.

Quartz worktops can be cut into various shapes and sizes. Several people would point out that quartz worktops would give you the best value for your money.

Continue on to part 3 of “Choosing a Worktop for your NYC Kitchen Remodeling.”

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