Kitchen countertops are among the most used surfaces in your house. We expect our countertops to survive the worst, from spills to stains to scratches and cuts, to high temperatures and staining substances. Yet, despite the ware and tare, there’s no question that we expect our kitchen countertops to withstand the worst and look good while doing so. Each countertop is unique and different from the next, so it’s important to research which fits your needs and style the best. Here are some types of countertops you may consider choosing from.
Durable, heat resistant and low maintenance are all benefits of this type of surface. Granite is one of those surfaces that everyone loves, but it is pretty pricey when it comes to renovating your kitchen counters. Depending on the slab, cut and thickness, this beautiful style ranges between $100 and $400 per foot.
This option is an eco-friendly choice that is becoming increasingly popular. It ranges between $70-$140 per square foot, is extremely durable, and can withstand nearly every ware and tare that comes its way. The other great thing about stone is that there are tons of stains offered. Match any stain with your style and preference to turn this option into your own creation.
The traditional alternative for those that spend a lot of time in the kitchen…the look and feel of wood counters is natural and warm. Plus, new woods and styles are growing as more and more people look to incorporate this surface in their kitchens. This option is also fairly inexpensive depending on wood and finish preferences, ranging from $35-$200 per square feet.
Quartz is a beautifully engineered stone that is both elegant and sophisticated. Unlike granite, this rock tends to have more variety and options for design, color and overall look. Try not to get too carried away with this beauty though, otherwise it could end up costing you more than you were expecting! Quartz can run anywhere between $100-$185 per square foot.
For those of you want to contribute to the wellness of the environment, go green with a recycled glass countertop. This type of surface is easy to clean, is heat resistance and extremely durable. Ranging from $50-$125 per square foot gives this eco-friendly alternative of a countertop some great potential for any kitchen!
At only $20-$75 per square foot, tile is one of the most cost efficient options out on the market. It is both a classic and common countertop style that is really very versatile. You can choose between ceramic to porcelain, and with all the colors and designs to go along with it, mixing and matching make this option the easiest to handle.
Coming in around $20-$50 per square foot, laminate is the least expensive surface option. There are also many styles to choose from, including ones that even replicate the more expensive surfaces like granite, marble and stone. Plus, most laminates are both durable and appealing.
With a little extra time and creativity, there are many more surfaces out there that could be turned into a kitchen countertop. For some more kitchen ideas or inspiration around the home, check out some of our favorite home designs on our DOMA Pinterest page. We make sure to appeal to changing tastes and styles that are sure to catch your eye!
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