Kitchen Counter-tops 101

Counter-tops 101. Let me know what you think.

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Because your kitchen countertop endures a lot of use, it should be practical, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be aesthetically pleasing as well. It’s important to strike that perfect balance between style and function, which is why durability, visual appeal and maintenance ease are among the top three guiding factors for choosing the right counter. As you remodel your kitchen, consider all the materials — everything from high-end marble, granite and stone to budget-friendly laminate and tile — and decide which one is right for your needs. Read on to learn more about your options.

Laminate

Laminate counter-tops are inexpensive, available in a range of options, and easy to maintain. The downside is that they are not heat tolerant, and edges and seams are generally visible. They also scratch and chip easily, which is not easily repaired. The home sellability factor, with laminate counter, could be challenging.

Solid Surface

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