Whether you are choosing countertops for your beautiful new custom home or looking to remodel the kitchen you’ve used for years in your home, choosing a countertop is one of the most important and exciting steps of the process. There are many choices, and it can seem overwhelming, but unlimited choices mean that you can find the perfect countertop for you and your family without making many compromises. Here are some of the most popular countertop materials and their strengths.
Go Natural with Natural Stone
Natural stone countertops can be made of granite, soapstone, or slate. Granite is the most popular stone countertop material and is available in many colors including red, white, blue, brown, and black. Granite countertops can be manufactured without seams in lengths up to 10 feet! Granite countertops are naturally resistant to staining. Soapstone and slate have a more limited color palette. Soapstone can have issues with staining, but slate countertops require almost no maintenance on your part.
Get Creative with Plastic Laminate
Plastic laminate countertops are a perfect option for creative owners looking for a huge variety of colors and patterns for their countertops during a remodel. It comes in many colors, patterns, and textures for your choosing. Plastic laminate is very durable and it can last for many years without needing repair or replacement. It typically comes in sheets that are 2 feet by 4 feet or 4 feet by 8 feet, so there will be seaming if your countertop plans aren’t within those specific dimensions.
Knock on Wood with Wood
Wood is a classic and traditional countertop material, and for many great reasons! Wood countertops can require more maintenance than stone or plastic laminate options, but they are great at naturally killing bacteria on the surface to keep your family safe. Wood works especially well for people that love to bake or cook, as it can be used to make a baking area, a chopping board for food, or a built in dining counter for your custom home.
Create Your Dream Kitchen with Rainbow Construction
Whether you are seeking the dream kitchen you have always wanted or the dream home you have always pined for, Rainbow Construction is here to help. With over 53 years of experience and a fantastic reputation, Rainbow Construction can make your dreams a reality. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, professional expert workers, and competitive rates. To learn more about our custom home building, visit us online or give us a call at (301) 843-1018. To learn more about our services and who we are, follow us on Houzz, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.