Did you know the stones countertops weren't popular until the 1980s? Even then, stones such as granite were only available in two colours. The lack of variety, resilience, and the high cost made granite undesired for about a decade.
Despite all the difficulty during the early days with granite, the style took off. Today it's one of the most sought-after styles when buying countertops.
There's such a wide variety of styles and designs to choose from these days. Unlike those in the '80s doing their kitchen remodel with limited choices, we have the opportunity to shop around and find something we truly love.
That said, a wider variety comes with the challenge of not knowing where to begin. Below we have highlighted some points to consider before choosing countertops for your home.
Functionality for Your Routines
Every household has different routines when it comes to lifestyles.
For example, do you cook a lot? Those who enjoy making a home-cooked meal are slicing and dicing away in the kitchen. Therefore, home cooks need durable countertops that can handle heat and knives regularly.
Or perhaps you have a new baby or young children. They might spill their cups and foods regularly. Will the countertops need to resist staining?
Whatever your lifestyle may be, consider the daily activities that will take place at the counter. Once you have narrowed down the workload, you're one step further in the process of remodelling the kitchen and you'll find your decisions are easier to make.
Compare The Countertops Options
There are several choices from colour to porous or nonporous. Here are just a few examples we offer:
Granite: five-colour categories
Engineered Stone: four-colour categories
Marble: three-colour categories
Quartz: in-store colour options
If you narrow it down to your top five favourites, then you can take home a few samples to see how it mixes with the overall kitchen remodel project.
How to Maintain Your Countertops
When deciding what the best countertops are for you and your kitchen remodel, don't forget to do some research on the amount of maintenance you'll need to do long-term.
For example, if you love to cook, granite should be a top contender for you. It can withstand heat, abuse from knives and is easy to clean. In addition, these types of countertops are easy to maintain, only requiring periodic sealing.
The best policy when buying countertops is first to evaluate the type of lifestyle you lead.
Visit The Showroom
if you love to host parties, you'll want to find a countertop that can withstand spills and not stain. Again, don't be afraid to bring samples home for your personal vision.
Here at Rightway Stone Art, we help you narrow down what's best for you and your family's needs. For more on the different countertops and how they could suit your style, contact us online or give us a call anytime at 778-960-5899.