New kitchen cabinets look awesome, but many kitchen renovations aren’t complete without new countertop being installed. Halifax Kitchen Cabinets will not only design and manufacture your custom cabinets but we can also help you replace your old kitchen counter top as well.
You have quite a wide array of different counter tops you can choose from. Here are some of the most popular.
Probably the most popular, and what has been used for the past several decades. Laminate counter top is made of a plastic coated synthetic material. It has a clean usable surface for cutting, cleaning and working on. They are easily cut to fit in tight spaces and the cost is reasonably low.
Scratches and chips in the surface of Laminate counter tops are a very real possibility, so you should consider this before choosing this material. The majority of laminate counter tops look good at first, however they don’t add much if any value to your home.
If you didn’t have to worry about money I’m sure every one would be choosing a granite counter top. It’s solid as a rock (pun intended) and it gives a look of elegance to any kitchen.
Granite can sustain heat and doesn’t easily damage. There are quite a few varieties of colours available to choose from as well.
It’s becoming more popular to use ceramic tile as a counter top these days. Primarily this is because home owners can do it them selves reasonably easily. Tiles last a long time, and if they chip or crack it is possible to only replace the one tile that’s damaged. One downfall to ceramic however is if anything breakable drops on it it’s going to break.
While butcher block counter top looks fantastic it can be a lot of work for the home owner. They often require frequent treatments to maintain their appearance and ensure they aren’t damaged from the daily wear and tear of a kitchen. They generally don’t stand the test of time in most kitchens, but will add to a homes resale since prospective buyers love the look.
Probably one of the most expensive types of counter top you can get is quartz. However it’s stain resistance, has no real maintenance requirements to speak of and will add some serious value to your home when selling.