In most kitchens, countertops often suffer a lot of abuse. This is because they are the most used piece in your kitchen. They go through a lot of cutting, pounding, and mashing. In addition to this, they have to withstand the heat from pots and pans that came straight from the burner as well as spills from a wide variety of different liquids. If you are considering kitchen remodeling in the near future, you will have to pay close attention to picking the right type of countertop.
When it comes to durability, nothing will beat natural stone. This includes quartz, marble, and granite countertops. In addition to being virtually indestructible, they also look beautiful and elegant. Natural stone can lend an air of luxury to any kitchen. These are some of the reasons why many people prefer natural stone countertops for kitchen remodeling projects.
Laminates and Wooden Countertops
Back in the day, most people shied away from wooden and laminate countertops and for good reason. These countertops were easy to damage. A few clumsy cuts with a knife and your counter might end up with a nasty gash. Heat and liquids could also damage and stain them easily. These days however, new manufacturing techniques have produced laminates that can stand the test of time. New finishing processes can also be used to make wooden countertops more durable to abuse. They also come in a wide variety of colors and finishes that you will not find in natural stone countertops. If natural stone isn’t your thing, you can now use laminates and wooden countertops in your next kitchen remodeling project without having to worry about ruining them from constant use.