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What to Look For When Choosing Kitchen Countertops June 15, 2017

Anchorage, Anchorage County
What to Look For When Choosing Kitchen Countertops , Anchorage, Alaska

At home, life revolves around the kitchen. It’s where you prepare meals, share recipes with friends, and make memories with your family. When it comes to kitchen design, it’s important for your countertops to be both functional and attractive. Rino’s Tile & Stone provides affordable, quality countertop installation to residents throughout Anchorage, AK. Here, the team explains three things you should consider when shopping for new kitchen countertops. 

What You Need to Consider for Kitchen Countertop Installation

1. Maintenance 

If you have young children who love to help out with dinner preparations, some materials may not be your best choice. Marble and soapstone, for instance, are prone to staining and scratching. If your kitchen is constantly abuzz with activity, consider granite countertops that are resistant to stains, scratches, and heat. Laminate and concrete are also popular low-maintenance choices, though these are less heat-resistant than natural stone. 

2. Appearance 

countertop-installationYou’ll want to choose a countertop that complements the design of your kitchen and the aesthetic of your home. For example, if your home is formal and sophisticated, consider marble or granite for a beautiful, elegant look. For a sleek, minimalist modern design, go with stainless steel. Practicality is important, but you should also select something you’ll enjoy looking at every day. 

3. Budget 

The price of countertop installation and materials varies. Natural stones like granite, marble, and soapstone are unique and beautiful with a long lifespan, but they’re also the most expensive to purchase and install. If you’re watching your wallet, consider laminate, tile, butcher block, or stainless steel. If you plan to live in your house for several years or resell, it may be worthwhile to invest in a more expensive material that’s built to last.  

If you’re still not sure which kitchen countertop style is right for you, the team at Rino’s Tile & Stone will help you find the perfect material for your needs and budget. Stop by their showroom or call (907) 743-1075 to speak with a team member. You can also visit their website for more details on countertop installation. 

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