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Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Kitchen Countertop

Your kitchen countertops are one of the most important parts of your kitchen. As such, choosing one can be a very challenging decision. Not only do you have to select a countertop that can fit the overall aesthetics of your kitchen, but it also has to withstand any kind of damage, such as stains and scratches.  

Before purchasing a countertop, you have to set your priorities. Asking yourself these simple questions can make the selection process easier.

How Durable Is the Material?

The first thing you have to make sure of is the durability and strength of your countertop material. Not all materials have the same durability, which means you might have to conduct research or ask kitchen contractors to ensure that you choose a reliable countertop. Some countertops may look indestructible at first, but they can be easily stained or scratched over time. As such, be sure to choose a more durable material if you want your countertops to last long. 

What Style and Design Do You Like?

A kitchen remodel is a great way to try new styles and designs for your kitchen. You can also incorporate the appearance of your kitchen into your new countertop. There are many styles to choose from, such as sleek, fancy marble or the natural look of butcher block. When choosing your countertop, you also need to consider what colors will fit best with the rest of the kitchen. If you want a color that will stand out, you might want to choose a material like solid surface countertops that come in with many color and design choices. 

How Much Maintenance Can You Handle?

Another factor that you have to consider is the upkeep of your countertop. While there are materials that are easy to clean, there are also others that may be very difficult to maintain. Before you choose your countertop material, be sure that you are ready to put in the extra effort into taking care of it. For instance, for countertops made out of porous materials, such as marble, limestone and granite, you will need to seal them at least once a year. 

What Is Your Budget?

When choosing a countertop, you also have to set a reasonable budget. The cost of a countertop varies widely and depends on your local manufacturers. Plastic laminate can be purchased for as cheap as $20 per square foot while natural stone materials might be at least $250 per square foot. Additionally, keep in mind that, even though low-cost materials may sound good at first, you might end up with an equally low-quality countertop. For this reason, you have to invest in durable materials so as not to waste your money.

With the help of these points, you can now narrow down your options and select the ideal countertop for your kitchen. Are you looking for a trustworthy remodeling company? Look no further than Long Island Wood Renewal, LLC. Get in touch with us for kitchen cabinet refacing services and more. Call us today at (631) 414-7082, or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in Hicksville, Huntington, Plainview and surrounding areas.