What to Consider When Choosing a Kitchen Countertop

Your kitchen countertop is easily the most used surface in your home. How do you find the right balance between durability, affordability and aesthetics? The team at Continental Stone have more than 25 years combined experience, helping clients choose kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops and much more. Working with both domestic and commercial clients, they have worked on jobs of all sizes and know exactly what to look out for.

Choosing The Right Material For Your Countertop

When choosing a worktop, it is important to look beyond aesthetics. There are many different types to choose from; granite, quartz, marble, wood, the choice is endless. Each material has its own unique set of features and benefits. According to the team at Continental Stone, granite is easily the most popular choice. It is heat resistant, scratch resistant and of course, adds a luxurious feel to your kitchen. Wood can add a warmer more traditional feel to a kitchen, while marble can work really well in a more modern room.

Tigris Sand Quartz
Tigris Sand Quartz

Consider the Maintenance of your Countertop

The maintenance of your kitchen countertop is something you really want to consider. For example, a wooden countertop can look great but can be easily scratched or stained. Not something you might want to put into a rented property, but stunning if taken care of. Quartz is very durable and offers easy maintenance. Be careful though when setting down delicate glassware or china as this is a very hard surface! Marble again is very luxurious but beware, it is more porous (therefore prone to staining) and not as durable. It will require sealing from time to time too. The team at Continental Stone offer practical advice and tips too, so with proper aftercare, your countertop will last for years. Check out their handy tips on kitchen countertop aftercare.

Look at Examples of Countertops up Close

Photos can obviously give a great idea of how a countertop looks, but nothing will give you a better feel for it than seeing it up close! At Continental Stone, the showroom is over 18,500 square feet, making it one of the largest in the country. The showroom is open Monday to Friday from 8am – 5pm, and also by appointment. Not only can you see the quality of the countertops up close, but you can even order to your exact specification and have it fitted by a professional.

Author: Danielle Doran

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