Installing a new kitchen countertop can be a quick and affordable way to give your kitchen a makeover. As one of the most used areas in the kitchen, it is important that you understand the pros and cons of the different types of countertops available before making a decision.
Here are the 5 most popular materials you should consider for your new kitchen countertop.
5 Most Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials
Offers timeless appeal and durability, granite countertops offer a high-end look to your kitchen while standing well to splashes, knife nicks, heat and other wear and tear. As a natural material, granite offers a variation in pattern that adds to its appeal.
However its heaviness means you will need very sturdy kitchen cabinet boxes to support its weight.
One of the world’s hardest surface, quarts countertops are practically maintenance free. They are stain, acid, scratch, heat and impact resistance, making it a popular choice in many Singaporean’s kitchen. As an engineered product, it comes in far greater color and patterns than natural stone.
Quartz countertops can be relative more expansive, though its durability can make it a worthwhile investment in the long run.
The current darling of the design world, nothing beats marble for sheer elegance. With timeless appeal, marble countertops will give your kitchen a decidedly high-end look.
However, marble countertops have been found to be very susceptible to stains, scratch and chip. For this reason, many house owners prefer to have it in just one or two small areas rather than using it throughout an entire kitchen.
Solid Surface Countertops
High heat and impact resistance with a stylish look, solid surface countertops are virtually maintenance free with no special cleaning required. Though susceptible to scratches and burn, those are easy to sand out.
One of the most affordable countertop materials, laminate countertops are enjoying resurgence in popularity due to new patterns that mimic natural stone and other pricier surfaces. Its lightweight also means that it does not require a thick cabinet base as support.
However, it is prone to scratching burns and can be difficult to repair if it gets damaged.
Consult Our Kitchen Countertop Installation Specialists
Before making the decision on which kitchen countertop to install, there are a few important questions you must ask yourself first. These questions include how often do you use the kitchen, how can it complement the rest of your kitchen renovation, you budget etc.
To help you make the best decision, it advisable that you schedule an appointment with one of our consultants who will help you identify the most suitable kitchen countertop materials for your kitchen.
Simply fill in the form on the right and our consultant will contact you for to conduct a quick diagnosis.