When selecting new countertops, remember they will influence many of your other design choices, which makes it an ideal starting point for many kitchen remodeling projects. If you’re overwhelmed by your options, don’t worry: the team from Bluegrass Marble & Granite of Richmond in Kentucky is here to walk you through the decision-making process. Their countertop experts have outlined the qualities of common materials to help you make an informed choice.
A Guide to Selecting Countertops for a Successful Kitchen Remodeling Project
Granite is a timeless, highly sought-after countertop material. No two pieces are the same, so your granite countertop will always have a one-of-a-kind appearance. It also holds up well and is easy to clean. Its natural aesthetic is available in many color options, ranging from white to tan and dark gray or black, making it the optimal choice for anyone seeking versatility. To preserve quality, granite should be sealed regularly, as it is naturally porous and can absorb moisture.
For homeowners seeking a bit more luxury, marble is another classic material to consider. While its clean, bright appearance is coveted by many, marble requires gentler use than granite. It may be best reserved for homes with older adults or those who do light meal prep instead of extensive cooking. However, with regular refinishing, it the material can last decades. Ask us about StoneGuard® for protecting your marble countertops!
Another popular natural stone for countertops is quartzite. It is made from a mix of natural, loose quartz and synthetic materials. Generally available in white to gray, quartzite is harder than granite and boasts supreme durability. It is an excellent choice for kitchens sustaining significant wear and tear. Like the materials mentioned above, it is polished and sealed for both appearance and longevity.
No matter which material you settle on, the team from Bluegrass Marble & Granite can create your countertops in the preferred edging style and precise measurements to align with your specific kitchen remodeling goals. For more inspiration, view samples of their natural stone countertops on their website. Call (859) 575-1558 to request an estimate for your kitchen remodeling project, and follow them on Facebook for updates.