Choosing the Right Stone for Your Countertops: Weighing Your OptionsMay 18th, 2017
When it comes to choosing your countertop materials, it’s easy to get lost in the wide variety of options where they all seem to claim similar benefits, like “durable”, “stain-resistant”, and “beautiful”. How do you choose which countertop will work best for your home and your needs? Here is a quick list of considerations when it comes to choosing countertops – and it isn’t just about how the stone looks and feels!
- Natural Stone – Natural stone is easily one of the most popular options for today’s homeowners who are completing home remodeling and upgrade projects. What you may not know is that some natural stone is great as a countertop material, and other natural stone may not be the best choice. For example, travertine is a soft, porous stone, and it will not last if you cook often for your busy family. Make sure to ask about the qualities of each natural stone option before choosing the one that will make the best countertops.
- Quartz – Another popular option is quartz because of its beauty, variety and durability. These countertops are engineered rather than coming from a 100% natural source, so you could choose virtually any style, color, feature, and size to meet your needs. They also have fewer weaknesses compared to natural stone, which may need specific care over time.
- Recycled Glass – One more recent addition to the list of countertop options is that of recycled glass. Especially if you are a conscientious homeowner, then having countertops that support your sustainable lifestyle may be important. Recycled glass countertops offer variety and a unique finish to any space, but it may still be important to investigate what types of materials are used before making your purchase. For example, you may prefer a resin binding over cement.
There are lots and lots of options for homeowners looking for countertops. The most important factors to consider are where the countertops will be placed, what their functionality level will be, and your budget. At Vandelay Stone Tops, we’ll be happy to make recommendations and assist you in achieving your goals of having beautiful countertops in your home, no matter what you preferences may be. Call or come by today to learn more.