When remodeling your kitchen or bath, countertops should be at the top of your list. After all, aside from your refrigerator, your kitchen counters are used most frequently. With so many materials, colors, and styles to choose from, selecting the right countertop can be very overwhelming. Replacing the countertops in your home is also a great investment. You'll want to make sure you are choosing the right countertops for your house and budget. That’s where Persona comes in!
Kitchen & Bath countertops come in a variety of materials. Selecting the right material is vital to the appearance and functionality of your space. You want a countertop to enhance the visual statement, while still being durable enough to survive its everyday usage.
Below is a list of the top ten options on the market for kitchen & bathroom vanity countertops. In order to choose the countertop that is right for you and your lifestyle, Persona is here to guide you in making the right choice.
Granite has become the top choice for countertops because it is both durable and beautiful. Granite is appreciated because it holds up to heat, comes in colors that range from basic stones to amazing exotics, and looks permanent and substantial.
Quartz or Engineered Stone is another favorite for countertops. It is easy to care for and stain and acid resistant. It comes in a large range of colors and has a surface that resists scratches. Persona is an Authorized Design Center for Caesarstone Quartz Surfaces, Cambria Natural Quartz Surfaces, and Zodiac Quartz by DuPont.
Solid surface countertops are enjoyed by many because they are solid all the way through making it possible to sand out any minor scratches. Solid surface countertops come in an array of colors and patterns, are seamless, and stain resistant. Examples of this countertop type are DuPont Corian, LG HiMac, and Staron by Samsung.
Ceramic tile is available is many styles, patterns and colors. It is durable and easy to clean. Unfortunately, ceramic tile creates an uneven surface and tiles can easily chip or crack. Also, the grout lines can become stained over time by acids and oils.
Laminate countertops come in a wide range of colors and patterns and are easily maintained. Laminates are enjoyed because they are durable, inexpensive, and offer a pleasant look and feel. However, laminates also scratch easily and can chip in time and repairs are hard to make.
Wood countertops will always be appreciated for bringing warmth into a room. Wood is available in a wide range of species and finishes; it’s easy to clean and it can be sanded and re-oiled as needed. Wood butcherblock also contains enzymes that decompose and fight unwanted bacteria.
Stainless steel creates a more modern look for your kitchen. It is considered a contemporary choice for your kitchen counters. Stainless steel is impervious to acids and oils, heat resistant and durable. It is also very easy to clean.
Soapstone offers a smooth feel and is usually dark gray in color. It is much softer than granite. It can be used in traditional and modern homes as both a countertop and sink material. Soapstone is rich with deep color and is stain resistant. It does require regular maintenance and it may scratch and chip, especially on the edges.
Marble is a warm but soft stone and is usually used on select areas and not as a whole. Marble is waterproof, heatproof, and very luxurious looking. It does require constant maintenance and should be sealed to prevent staining.
Concrete counters work great for those of you that have unusual shapes because they are poured into molds that are created from patterns made by the artisan. Concrete is extremely strong, heat and scratch resistant, but is very porous. In order to prevent staining, proper sealing and waxing is needed. Concrete can be color-tinted with creative colors and inlays. Unfortunately, it may crack and can look industrial.
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