Your kitchen countertops are often the focal point of this room, and choosing the right one can give the space a sophisticated appearance and feel. Rino’s Tile & Stone in Anchorage, AK, fabricates and installs quality quartz countertops, granite countertops, and marble countertops for your kitchen, bathrooms, and tabletops. They also provide and install ceramic and porcelain tiles for your floors, backsplashes, or other assorted surfaces in your home.
What do you need to consider when choosing a kitchen countertop? The professionals at Rino’s Tile & Stone have a few pieces of advice to help you decide:
- Material: If there’s constant activity in your kitchen, you may want a countertop that’s stain-, scratch-, and heat-resistant, such as quartz or granite. Soapstone is also heat and stain resistant, but doesn’t hold up quite as well to scratches. Porcelain tiles are another good option if you want durability, but some homeowners aren’t fond of the uneven surface.
- Design: Each type of stone has a unique appearance. Granite has a beautiful mottled design that comes in a variety of colors, while quartz comes in an array of hues with small colored chips embedded into the surface. Marble has a natural, veined design with an elegant appearance and soapstone has a matte finish that will fit in to any kitchen decor.
- Maintenance: Although most of these countertops require minimal maintenance, they do require care. Quartz, marble, and granite need to be sealed at least once a year to prevent stains. If porcelain gets cracked, it’s easy to replace the broken tiles, but the grout between the tiles is susceptible to moisture. Soapstone must be polished with oil and is not as durable as the other natural surfaces.
Let the experts at Rino’s Tile & Stone help you determine which kitchen countertops are right for you. Call them today at (907) 743-1075 and speak to a professional about how you can upgrade your countertops. Visit their website to learn more about their available products and to view their gallery of completed projects.