Installing a new
kitchen countertop in Baltimore will increase the beauty of your kitchen and add value to your home. For
a great selection of natural stone countertops, Unlimited Stone has exactly
what you need. For tips on how to select a kitchen countertop for your
home, read on.
Before selecting a material for your kitchen countertop, it's important
to consider your lifestyle. If you have kids, a marble countertop is probably
not the best choice. Granite and quartz, on the other hand, are both very durable.
Natural Stone Choices
Granite, quartz, and marble are the three most common choices for natural
stone countertops. Marble offers a beautiful and unique look, but is very
soft and must be handled with great care. Furthermore, marble requires
more maintenance than granite and quartz. Granite and quartz, on the other
hand, are very durable and hard. And if your
granite countertop is chipped slightly, you can repair it using supplies from the hardware
store. Quartz is even harder and more durable than granite, but must be
repaired by a professional if it is damaged. Granite needs to be sealed
after installation and then once a year after that to ensure a decent
resistance to stains, but quartz is resistant to stains without a sealant.
Combine Multiple Materials
If you cannot decide on just one material, we recommend mixing and matching.
Use one material on the kitchen island and another material on the countertops
to create a more interesting kitchen. You can even ask your countertop
installation company to inset a different material inside the kitchen
countertops you've chosen. For example, you could inset a butcher
block for chopping, or a marble area for baking.
Once you have the material or materials picked out for your kitchen countertop,
you'll need to decide on the design of the edges. Square edges are
a popular and classic look. Decorate edges such as the radius, bullnose,
egg, ogee, and bevel edges are more expensive but guarantee a custom look
to your kitchen.