It is amazing how much a countertop thoroughly changes the look of a kitchen. The kitchen is the core of the home and receives much attention from home buyers. It is an important area to invest in when you are building a new home or thinking ahead for resale value.
When it comes to choosing a countertop material, there are a wide variety of selections to pick from; the options are almost limitless. There are many choices when it comes to pattern, color, style and durability. Countertops range anywhere from affordable, low-maintenance ceramic tile to high-end semi-precious slabs so you are sure to find an option in your taste and budget.
Countertops are a long-term commitment. It is important to choose the countertop that will support your lifestyle and meet your specific needs.
Some of the options you can choose from are:
Ceramic Tile: Affordable, durable and easy to clean, ceramic tile is a good choice for the average hard-working home. The uneven surface and grout lines are minor disadvantages.
Engineered Stone: Made from bits of marble and other types of rock, engineered stone is low-maintenance and durable. There are a wide range of colors and patterns and a high level of consistency because it is manmade.
Vetrazzo: Crafted from recycled glass, Vetrazzo countertops are scratch-resistant, durable and simply stunning.
Semi-precious: Stain, scratch, and heat resistant, semi-precious slabs are beautiful pieces that will make a bold statement in your home.
Granite: High-end yet low-maintenance, granite is a beautiful option for kitchens that need durable but classy countertops. Granite tends to be more expensive but will last a long time. Other natural stone options include marble, limestone, travertine, quartzite, sandstone and onyx.
When selecting and installing your perfect countertop, remember to keep 3 things in mind:
Take a look at Primera’s product gallery to get an idea of how all these above options look visually or view our portfolio for more inspiration and ideas.