The kitchen has long been a space for families to come together, prepare for the day and to connect and share stories after it's all said and done. It's no wonder why then that the kitchen is the part of the home that’s updated the most often. Redoing the kitchen is a big job, and the choice of countertop is central among décor decisions to be made. That's where we come in. At Kitchen Cabinet Solutions we help homeowners in Peterborough choose the right countertop—one that is functional and serves as the focal point of the room.
Selecting a Countertop Material
The main types of materials used for countertops are laminate, solid surface (acrylic based), wood, natural (granite) and engineered stone (quartz).The key to choosing your countertop is to look at samples and find out what kind of look you want.
Laminate is the material most homeowners are familiar with. They have been around for ages thanks to their cost-effective price tag. Today, laminate countertops have a wide range of textured finishes and patterns that complement any cabinet. When price is important and quality a must, modern laminate countertops have no equal.
Besides being another cost-effective material, wood brings a warm, natural feel into your kitchen. The most common wood countertop is the butchers block. The downside to wood countertops is that they will require some maintenance—you'll need to treat it with oil to protect it from stains and bacteria.
Natural granite countertops add an artistic element to your kitchen and express a truly personalized statement. Letting visitor's know you have a million-year-old rock in the kitchen is a great way to start a conversation! Prices may fluctuate but we think it's worth it when you consider no two pieces are exactly the same!
Artificial quartz material can be chosen from in-house samples because it has a more uniform colour. Durability and strength are the cornerstones of this product and make it the preferred choice of many.
Solid surface countertops are a great choice for any home. They are constructed of durable acrylic which never needs to be sealed and are certain to provide years of beauty and service. Plus, they resist heat, moisture and stains and come in a huge assortment of colours and finishes.