Revitalize the Look of Your Kitchen
One of the easiest ways to transform the kitchen in your home
is to change the counter top. A new counter top can revitalize a kitchen almost instantly. Whether it is a complete kitchen remodeling or just a replacement of an existing counter top, a new counter top can singlehandedly breathe new life into the room and add a spark to the décor. It is one of the main focal points of the kitchen and the material you choose will determine not only how nice the countertop looks, but also how long it will last.
Traditional counter top materials tend to break down rather quickly and result in replacement costs much earlier than we expect. A counter top that needs to be replaced will cost a homeowner in terms of purchasing a new counter top, installation costs and removal of the old one. It is often worth the extra cost to purchase a counter top made from materials that are built to last longer than traditional materials in order to avoid these additional costs down the road. Choosing a longer lasting material will also help to protect the environment since many counter top materials are not recyclable.
Unsurpassed Beauty and Durability
Of all the available counter top materials, natural stone is unsurpassed in terms of beauty and durability. These materials tend to represent a higher purchase cost for homeowners, but the lifetime of these products more than outweigh these costs. Stones such as granite, marble and other forms of engineered stone typically last at least 3-5 times as long as other counter top materials. There is an excellent chance that your natural stone counter top will be the last counter top you need to purchase for your home. That means that you will be able to enjoy your counter top the day it is installed without worrying about replacing it down the road. In the rare case that the natural stone counter top breaks in some manner, it is usually easily repaired.
A Worthy Investment
Many homeowners purchase natural stone counter tops for their home because they view them as an investment. These types of counter tops increase the resale value of your home and offer a strong return on investment in that regard.
The counter top is often exposed to bacteria from cooking and preparing different types of food. The sealant used for granite or marble counter tops also helps to form an impenetrable border from bacteria and other germs. This helps to keep your family safe and healthy.