For homeowners who’ve been living with a less-than-ideal kitchen for far too long, finally making the arrangements for a remodel can be a huge relief. But with all the new floors, fixtures, appliances and storage options to choose from, the process can actually be very overwhelming. Ultimately, everything has to go together and provide what you need as well as what you want, and depending on your budget and the amount of room you have to work with, some decisions may come easier than others.
Choosing the right material for new countertops in Florissant, MO is one of those aspects of a kitchen remodel that can prompt a lot of debate, particularly if one person cares more about the countertops from a functional standpoint and the other is more concerned with how they look. At Mid America Cabinet Refacing, we’ve been helping homeowners choose between different types of countertops for over a decade, and the three primary materials we offer all have their own features to recommend them. Here is some information about a few of your countertop options:
- Granite: If you’ve seen any home improvement programs on TV in the last decade, you’ve likely heard dozens of potential homebuyers express the need for granite countertops in their kitchens. Granite remains the most popular choice during remodels, and for good reasons: it’s extremely durable, it’s impervious to damage from spills and scratches and it’s less expensive than it used to be. It also looks great. While the cost of installation can still be a deal-breaker for some, and it does need to be sealed every year or so, its appearance and general ability to withstand all kinds of situations that would be disastrous for other surfaces makes it a perennially attractive choice.
- Silestone: Silestone is a highly regarded and recognizable brand of countertop made from a blend of quartz and binding resins, and if you’re in need of a seriously tough countertop for your kitchen, it’s hard to beat. As a nonporous surface, Silestone is easy to clean in general and won’t stain in the event of a spill. The price is often comparable to granite, and it’s available in a wide variety of colors and textures.
- Quartz: There are many other types of quartz countertops, and although there used to be limited varieties available—essentially, if you’d seen one quartz countertop, you’d seen them all—the manufacturers have made a real effort to offer the appearances and textures customers want. Another way that quartz countertop manufacturers have displayed confidence in their products is by, in many cases, offering warranties. So in the event that you do somehow damage your quartz countertop, you won’t have to live with the damage.
Obviously, when it comes time to choose new countertops in Florissant, MO, you’ll have a lot of factors to consider that are unique to your home and your family’s needs. That’s why the team at Mid America Cabinet Refacing is here to help you figure out how to translate your priorities into a decision about your new countertops. Come see us today to begin the process!