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A Beginner's Guide to Countertop Materials

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Home remodeling projects can not only bring new life to a home, but can also provide a fairly large return on investment. In fact, a minor kitchen remodel typically has an average ROI of 82.7%. During home remodeling projects, homeowners often focus on the kitchen and the bathrooms, which are two large selling points for home value. While there are many elements to focus on in these areas, countertops are usually a big focus in both types of projects. With all of the countertop options available on the market today, it can be difficult to choose one. To help you make an informed decision, this article will take a look at some of the most common countertop materials.

Marble Countertops: White marble is one of the more expensive countertop materials; it has a timeless, aesthetically pleasing appeal. However, because it's porous, staining may be an issue if spills are left unattended for too long.

Quartz Countertops: Quartz countertops are made from a high concentration of quartz crystals. One of the biggest benefits of quartz countertops is that they don't need to be sealed like most natural stone countertops. They have very low maintenance requirements and are stain, scratch, heat, and impact resistant.

Laminate Countertops: This manufactured material is a common, budget-friendly o

ption for bathroom or kitchen countertops. Additionally, many people choose laminate due to the wide variety of color and pattern options. Besides solid colors, laminate can also be bought in patterns that resemble natural stone or wood.

Granite Countertops: Traditional granite countertops are a durable, yet high-end looking option. Even though it's an extremely strong material, it's important to wipe up any spills quickly to avoid damaging the surface. While a variation in the stone's natural pattern is an appealing aspect, this may make it difficult to match slabs.

If you're looking for a way to spruce up your kitchen or bathroom, it may be time to upgrade countertops. It's important to choose a material that not only looks nice and enhances the design of the room, but is also strong and offers longevity.

Contact us today at Allen Kitchen and Bath to speak with our team of professionals and see what option is best for your specific needs.

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