Which Countertops Are Right for Your Kitchen?

Your kitchen countertops are one of the most important aspects of your kitchen. Not only will they set the aesthetic tone for your whole remodel, they’ll also define the way that you use your kitchen. If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, then you should take some time to really consider what you’re going to do with your countertops. Let’s go through the basics.

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What’s the Deal with Granite Countertops?

Granite countertops are one of the most popular options. The material is adored for its classic appeal and its functionality. It is a natural stone, which means that it needs to be sealed periodically. It comes in nice variety of colors, though not as many as engineered stone options. One of the nice things about granite is that it is always unique; no two pieces look the same. Not only that, but it is hardier than other natural stone options like soapstone or marble, making it better for busy families.

What About Wooden Countertops?

Wooden counter tops offer a chic and warm alternative to stone. Unlike marble, scratches are easily managed and overall, wooden countertops are easy to clean. However, the biggest issue with them is that water damage can spell disaster for wooden countertops. You’ll need to reseal them regularly to ensure they aren’t taking on too much water, so to speak.

How About Laminate?

Laminate countertops are on the cheaper end, but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering. Though high heat can certainly damage them, they come in a variety of colors and are very easy to install. Unlike laminate of the past, newer versions are much more scratch-resistant than their predecessors.

Jonson Lumber Can Help You Choose the Right Countertops

No matter what kind of remodeling you’re thinking about for your kitchen, we can help. We have a wide variety of countertops to choose from that you can see in our showrooms. So, contact us today with your questions and we’ll work through them together.

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