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Types of Countertops

The countertops in any kitchen or bathroom serve as the focal points for that space. They're also completely necessary for the room's efficient functionality. Just imagine trying to prepare your dinner tonight with no countertops! Other activities besides cooking such as cleaning, socializing and various work tasks also take place on your countertops. Today's markets provide you with loads of options concerning the materials, colors, shapes and sizes available. Let's review some of your choices:

Ceramic Countertops:

  • Presents excellent durability;
  • Are very cost-effective;
  • Are available and an almost unlimited array of colors and styles;

Granite and Marble Countertops:

  • Are quite pricey;
  • Add unique style and ambiance to any area;
  • We'll literally lasts forever;

Custom Natural Stone Countertops:

  • Can cost up to $120 per square foot;
  • Represent the epitome of luxury in countertop applications;
  • Our unmatched in terms of quality, durability and their ability to be shown off;

Solid surfaces including laminates, Formica and Corian

  • Are man-made;
  • Are very adaptable and able to withstand abuse;
  • Are still pricey, yet not to the degree of granite, marble or other natural stones;

Wood Countertops:

  • Are very aesthetically attractive;
  • Are cost-effective;
  • Are not recommended for areas that get wet regularly;

And then of course, you can always just go to any home improvement center and select a countertop that is basically just particle board with a thin laminate covering. Pricing for countertops begins as low as $15.00 per square foot and goes up from there. Because higher end countertops can cost thousands of dollars, you need to be very selective and consider your particular desires and needs with careful attention. Whichever route you decide to go, having new countertops installed in your kitchens or bathrooms will definitely enhance those entire areas.