Replacing or updating your countertops could be the best kitchen update and transform yours into a work of art. The materials you choose has a great range in price. Laminate is the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. Pricier options include quartz, granite, even recycled glass. Which is best for you?
Quartz is a beautiful option and requires very little maintenance. It comes in a wide range of colors and patterns. It can handle hot pans/pots, abrasive pads, most cutting edges from knives, and does not easily stain.
The only real downside is the edges and corners can chip and would require a professional to repair.
Every slab of granite is unique and can add a really beautiful focal point to any kitchen. Similarly to quartz, heat, cutting edges, and stains won't harm your granite counter top.
One of the few downsides is it may need resealing to fend off any stains, and just like quartz, if it is damaged or chipped you will need a professional to repair.
3. Soapstone, Limestone, Marble
Each of these stones are great at resisting heat, and most dings, cuts, or scratches can be repaired with fine sanding and mineral oil.
The downside to soapstone, limestone, and marble are that they can be cut, gouged, and stains can become difficult to eliminate. Too much heat has been known to damage marble.
4. Recycled Glass
Recycled glass can have a unique and fun look. Most glass countertops are heat, stain, and cut resistant.
5. If You Do-It-Yourself
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