Countertops that are designed to last and that can resist scratching and staining are essential for busy kitchens. There are several materials that are durable and resistant to heat and scratching to consider. Your final choice will depend on the features that you are looking for, your budget, and the type of look that you desire.
Granite countertops are a great choice for a natural material that is very resistant to staining and scratching. Installing granite in your kitchen can also significantly increase its value, as many potential homebuyers prefer granite countertops.
Although, you will not have as many color and pattern choices as synthetic materials, there are still a wide range of options available for granite colors that you can match with your current kitchen’s design or a new design. Keep in mind that granite also needs to be sealed every year to keep it from staining.
Engineered quartz can look just like granite. Quartz contains a combination of resin and quartz, usually around 93-95% quartz and 5-7% resin. Quartz does not need to be sealed, unlike granite.
With quartz countertops you get the benefit of a far wider range of colors and patterns, as engineered quartz countertops can be created to look exactly as you want. Most importantly, quartz is also very durable and resistant to scratching and staining.
New Design, Inc. is here to help you determine what material is best for your lifestyle, design, and budget. We have many options of countertops. Contact us for more information.