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Countertop Materials: Home and project owners have an abundance of kitchen countertop materials to choose from in two essential categories: Natural and engineered surfaces.
1.Natural countertops include granite, marble, limestone, travertine, slate, wood, soapstone, onyx, and any other sufficiently hard material found "as is" in nature and cut into slabs or tiles.
2.Engineered surfaces include any countertop that is heavily processed or "man made" from raw materials. These include engineered quartz (which is ground-up quartz mixed with resin), plastic laminate (like Formica), solid surface acrylic (like Corian), ceramic tile, stainless steel, copper, glass, concrete, terrazzo, and even recycled paper.
Inside some of these categories are thousands of sub-choices that can boggle the mind. However, in considering of health problems, choosing natural stone is our better choice to make.
If the plethora of kitchen countertop options is overwhelming to you, stop right here. While it's interesting to know what is available, the majority of my clients chose to stick with tried and true granite countertops, which are available in hundreds of colors.( If you're curious about exotic options, we honor your exploring spirit and are happy to provide some inspiration. Contact us at email@example.com)
|Kitchen countertops are one way to be adventurous without committing the entire kitchen to only one material. For example, some people choose to put a different granite color on the island in order to set it off visually from the rest of the kitchen, while others may want a kitchen desk with a carbonized bamboo countertop. Talented cooks may wish to cordon off a section of their countertop with a block of marble for rolling dough and a butcher block countertop for chopping food.||
|Keep in mind that some alternative surfaces are less durable than granite countertops and may show wear rather quickly. Caring for your counters will be a consideration, so as will food safety and stain resistance.||Aobo Stone Granite Countertops 2|
» Popular Countertop Materials
Home and project owners often ask which kitchen countertops are the most popular. Based on my own experience in the kitchen and bath industry, here are the top choices for kitchen countertops:
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A - Granite: Today's most popular countertop material is granite. Quarried from all over the world, granite is very hard , durable and heat resistant. There are thousands of granite colors to match a variety of color schemes.
B - Marble: Marble materials, especially white and black marbles are very popular luxury kitchen countertops choices, which will make a decent look for your kitchen .
C - Quartz: Engineered quartz kitchen countertops are an excellent choice for those who want a durable surface with a consistent appearance. The leading manufacturers include Caesarstone, Cambria, Silestone, and Zodiaq.
D- Tile: While the popularity of tile kitchen countertops has dropped in recent decades, designers sometimes use tile surfaces for dramatic effect in certain areas, such as on an island top or wet bar top, or in temporary kitchens.
E - Other Products: Alternative countertop materials include concrete, glass, limestone, onyx, recycled paper, semi-precious stone, slate, soapstone, stainless steel, Terrazzo, travertine, and wood.
» Compare Your Options: Before finalizing your countertop materials, it's important to understand the differences in terms of durability, appearance, and cost.
»Natural Granite Countertops
Renowned for its natural beauty, stain resistance, and durability, granite holds its own as the predominant material available today for kitchen countertops. Among my clients, no other counter choice comes close. Here are some galleries and articles to help you learn more about this incredibly popular and best sell countertop option.
| Granite Colors
There are over a thousand granite colors in the world, and every piece is unique.
Available Granite Colors:
Pictures of completed kitchen countertops clearly show how particular granite colors look in a finished kitchen. These pictures are sorted by granite colors:
Visit our website for more installation photos , they can help you make your decision for which color you need .
Visiting a granite slab yard can be both enjoyable and a bit daunting. Many granite yards display rows upon rows of beautiful slabs. With so many kitchen countertop ideas in one place, how do you decide ?
It's wise to bring along the following items to make the selection process easier and inform your overall color scheme:
1. Cabinet Colors
2. Backsplash Materials
3. Flooring Materials
4. Wall Paint Colors
5. Intended Kitchen Decor
Also consider the practical implications, including edge safety and cleanability.
Caring and sealing for Granite countertops
Know more: If you're looking for an extensive resource for all types of granite kitchen countertops, visit us at www.aobostonexm.com. Our customers service will offer you great advice and answers to common questions that home and project owners face when choosing and maintaining their countertops.
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