As the owner of Kitchen Bath & Glass Center, Chris
Granite has been the most popular countertop material used in kitchen remodels for awhile. Many of my clients appreciate for its style, durability, and cost. First, it offers visual interest, dimension and depth all the things that people want in a countertop material. Homeowners who decide to go with granite can choose from thousands of potential designsfrom monotone patterns to fossils and even natural veins running through the granite, all of which help add flair to an otherwise basic kitchen design. Homeowners are even beginning to seek out granite with iridescent colors as a way of taking a new spin on what has now been a popular countertop material for quite some time.
Secondly, granite is very durable. Properly sealed granite countertops can last much longer than other kitchen countertop materials, such as laminate or quartz. Once you seal your granite countertop properly, you can use it for many years.
Finally, granite is a cost-effective option as well. Thanks to the use of special sealers, homeowners can turn any granite countertop into a completely sanitary surface to use for food prep without much effort or additional cost. Its durability can also help defray some of the initial cost of installing granite for homeowners looking at the big picture.
Although granite countertops are still the most popular choice with the clients right now, I would also say that concrete countertops seem to be gaining popularity as well.
While the installation of concrete countertops can be difficult in some cases, the lower price is a big draw for the more budget-conscious clients. For homeowners with the desire and knowledge to be able to install a concrete countertop on their own, the overall cost can be extremely minimal because the concrete used to form the countertop can be so cheap. Additional labor costs for the installation, however, can eat away at budgets, since a number of professionals are required to handle the actual placement of a concrete countertop during a kitchen remodel.
Like granite, concrete countertops offer a level of durability that cannot be beat. As long as the countertops are re-waxed from time to time, they can last for years without requiring much in the way of maintenance or repairs. On the downside, though, you certainly have to make sure that the countertop itself is designed correctly, or else it is not going to fit on top of the kitchen cabinets you already have in place.
Quartz is popular in large part because it is a sanitary surface that prevents any bacteria from growing on it, just like the granite countertops. When we work with clients who prefer a more traditional look, quartz is another trendy countertop material that often comes up.
Quartz actually has the longest lifespan and the most durability among all of the trendiest countertop materials that are current available. However, the downside to choosing quartz is that it also happens to be one of the most expensive materials available for homeowners.
If you are interested in doing some kitchen remodeling in the Melbourne, FL, area, remember that my company offers great prices on the most popular countertop materials. From granite to quartz, concrete, wood, and everything in between, we are able to give you the best advice on which countertop material is going to work best for your particular situation.