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The Materials of Choice for Stunning Kitchen Countertops

Date: 23 Oct, 2019| Posted: Abhi Patel

If you are looking to revamp your kitchen or you are constructing a new home, you will focus on making the kitchen more functional and aesthetically pleasing. One of the best ways to achieve this is with the help of a countertop.

A kitchen countertop is your workspace and the easier it is to maintain and more beautiful it is in appearance, the better your kitchen will look. Also, when you have a stylish and stunning looking countertop in the kitchen, the area will look attractive and inviting.

Here are some options for a kitchen countertop that you can check out at Myron Tile & Stone, a leading tile shop in Mississauga, suggests are the best choices for homes:

Granite

Granite-countertop

Granite is the material of choice when it comes to countertops. It is elegant and can transform even a simple kitchen into an elegant one. The cost of granite is quite pocket-friendly. It is impervious to heat besides being strong and durable.

If you treat the granite with one of the cutting-edge sealers that Myron Tile & Stone has to offer, you will find that it is relatively maintenance-free. Granite is available in a range of colors and hence, you can synchronize the color of the countertop with the rest of the décor in the kitchen.

Soapstone

If you are keen on natural stone, soapstone is another natural one that you will find at Myron Tile & Stone. Usually, it is gray and has a smooth feel to it. It has become a popular alternative to granite in many homes in Mississauga.

The main reason for a surge in the popularity of soapstone is the patina that it gets with time. It gives the countertop an antique-like appearance that goes well with rustic and country kitchen styles. Soapstone is quite hard and stain-resistant. However, you should be aware this natural stone gets scratched over time. It is because of these scratches that the stone develops its patina.

Marble

marble-countertopMarble is another natural stone that you will find at Myron Tile & Stone. While marble is not often seen as a countertop choice, it can give your kitchen a unique appearance. No two slabs of marble are the same and this makes each countertop one-of-a-kind.

It is the ideal choice for a countertop where there is a baking center as it is heatproof. However, it can get scratched and stained easily as it is porous. That is why homeowners do not opt for it as the first choice for kitchen countertops. Thankfully, you can use new sealers to minimize staining and scratching.

Quartz

quartz-countertop

Quartz used for countertops is an engineered stone that contains about 93% quartz particles and other minerals that are formed into slabs with the help of resins. Quartz is the solution if you are looking for a better alternative to marble and granite. It is available in a range of colors and above all, it is non-porous, making it scratch- and stain-proof.

Quartz countertops are becoming a popular choice as they are durable, don’t require sealing, and offer an impressive layout.

Laminate

Laminate is not used as often for kitchen countertops as it used to be a few decades ago. It comprises plastic-coated synthetic material that is smooth and easy to clean. Typically, laminate countertop comprises of particleboard over which the sheet of laminate is bonded using heavy-duty adhesive.

You will be able to get laminate countertops in a range of colors, shapes, and patterns. You can get them pre-fabricated or custom-fabricated, depending on what you are looking for. Laminate is also easy to maintain but is viewed as a low-end choice for homes.

These are some of the materials that are popular choices for kitchen countertops. Visit Myron Tile & Stone today if you are looking for a natural stone countertop that is cost-effective, utilitarian and aesthetically pleasing.