Home Remodeling: Countertops 102 - Parker & Sons

Welcome back to our educational, two part series to help you remodel your kitchen, bathroom, or bar area! In the previous post, we covered some of the most popular stone and wood countertop options on the market. In this post, we will cover additional countertops to consider for your next remodeling project…

  • Laminate Countertop: Laminate is definitely the most budget friendly when it comes to choosing a countertop. With its relatively retro feel, laminate is a great option for those looking to do a less costly home remodel. With that in mind, laminate is not as durable or long lasting as many of the other options we had mentioned in our previous post. If you cook something on the stove, you’ll absolutely have to cover the countertop with a cork or heat resistant cover before you put anything on a laminate surface. Be sure to keep that in mind before buying.
  • Marble Countertop: Wouldn’t it be great to have actual marble in your home? There is something so chic and clean about marble that it’s a hard option to pass up if you have the money to afford the stone slabs. However, before you shell out the money for a marble countertop, note that the stone is naturally porous, and will stain rather easily if spills aren’t cleaned up in a timely manner. Marble requires regular sealing with an acidic based substance.
  • Stainless Steel Countertop: For a sleek, modern look, you can’t go wrong with stainless steel. True to its name, this countertop is stain resistant, meaning that any spills won’t harm the surface material. In fact, all you need to clean a stainless steel countertop is some regular soap and water! Nothing else. But the best part about stainless steel is that it’s natural bacteria repellent, meaning that it is the most hygienic friendly countertop on the market.

Thank you for reading along! We hope that this has helped you to become more informed to make the best decision for your next remodeling project!

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