How to Choose The Right Kitchen Countertop

With so many kitchen countertop options, it can be difficult to make a decision for your kitchen. With all the different materials, colours and patterns the choices can be overwhelming.  If you are looking for a new kitchen countertop but aren’t sure where to start then it’s best to do a little research first.

You should talk to one of the experts at NuStone Transformations. We can explain the various options and help you settle on the material that is best for you.

 Choosing the Right Kitchen Countertop Material

Choosing the right kitchen countertop material can be easy if you are educated about the various options. Here are a few pros and cons of some popular kitchen countertop materials:

Granite Countertops

Pros:

  • Heat-resistant
  • Beautiful colours and patterns
  • Unique
  • Good surface for working on

Cons:

  • Requires periodic sealing
  • Can sometimes stain or crack

 Marble Countertops

Pros:

  • Heat-resistant
  • Luxurious
  • Good surface for working on

Cons:

  • Scratches easily
  • Requires regular maintenance

 Engineered Stone (Quartz) Countertops

Pros:

  • Easy to maintain
  • Heat and stain resistant
  • Scratches are less noticeable than other materials

Cons:

  • Less natural-looking than granite or marble
  • Not as unique
  • Colour can be damaged by products containing bleach

 Slate Countertops

Pros:

  • Heat-resistant

Cons:

  • Brittle
  • Scratches and chips easily

 Soapstone Countertops

Pros:

  • Heat and stain resistant

Cons:

  • Requires regular maintenance
  • Scratches and chips easily
  • May crack or darken with time

Contact NuStone Transformations today to learn more about the different types of materials available. We will be happy to show you a variety of kitchen countertop options.