By Gala Langlois. kitchen countertops. Published at Monday, August 26th, 2019 - 03:17:19 AM.
Choosing the right kitchen countertop material involves a great deal of simple personal preference—deciding what type of ”look” appeals to you. But there are also objective criteria you can use to choose a countertop material that’s likely to work best for your needs. Even here, some criteria will be more important than others, based on your lifestyle and needs. For example, in a home where the kitchen serves mostly as a social area where people gather, appearance may be of utmost importance, while in a kitchen for a passionate cook, stain- and heat-resistance may be much more important.
Laminate countertops are the perennial standby when it comes to kitchen and bathroom countertop choices. But can we rank them in the best countertops group? The answer is yes—price and appearance are laminate’s strongest factors. Laminate is no longer regarded as the poor cousin among the countertop materials.
While excellent for backsplashes, ceramic or porcelain tiles have a major drawback for countertops: The grout lines between tiles are very hard to keep clean. Tile surfaces themselves can be very attractive, but the presence of the many seams in a tile countertop is a big turn-off to anyone who cooks. Not only is the uneven texture of a tile surface problematic, but the grout lines can make cleanup a nightmare.
If the idea of refinishing an old countertop makes you laugh, consider the fact that owners of resurfaced countertops are laughing themselves all the way to the bank as they deposit $3,000 worth of savings they earned by not installing new countertops. For just a few hundred bucks, it’s possible to turn a laminate or tile countertop into something apparently new.
Any content, trademark’s, or other material that might be found on the Morriskitchenandbath website that is not Morriskitchenandbath’s property remains the copyright of its respective owner/s. In no way does Morriskitchenandbath claim ownership or responsibility for such items, and you should seek legal consent for any use of such materials from its owner.