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Tips to Coordinate Your Kitchen Range & Countertop Finishes From Experienced Contractors in Simi Valley

by Elias Deukmajian | Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen ranges and countertop finishes are very important aspects of kitchen design. There are numerous factors to put into consideration when selecting these kitchen parts. Though some people like vibrant finishes and some like matte designs, the idea is you don’t want your kitchen looking cheap, unfinished, or mismatched. There are several different types of countertop finishes like marble, granite, concrete, butcher top, tile, soapstone, etc, and there are the best types of kitchen ranges for them.  Let’s take a look at some of these countertop options:

  • Quartz: A quartz finish gives your kitchen style and luxury. It is extremely durable but comes in limited colors. From warm white, cool white, light gray, dark gray, brown, beige, black, to cream. You can get a classy kitchen range of black and gray colors that can be complemented by a wide range of accent colors.
  • Marble: Marble is the definition of luxury. A white, gray, or black kitchen range usually fits nicely with marble tops as they come in colors such as white, green, or even blue.
  • Laminate: Also called Formica, this type of finish gives a brilliant feel to your kitchen. Though some consider it out of fashion, it can go well with almost any kind of kitchen range since it can come in whatever color, pattern, or style you want. Laminate can be a good option if you prefer a white range.
  • Granite finishing: Polished granite is very common in homes and quite durable. It can go pretty well with different colors and styles of kitchen ranges, be it stainless steel or black. Whatever color you pick, your granite finish will give it a homely and classy feel.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Countertop Materials

Quartz finishing

Advantages
  • Quartz hardly requires any maintenance apart from regular cleaning after use.
  • It is very durable with high resistance to chipping and cracks while also very hygienic due to its lack of pores.
Disadvantages
  • Quartz is costly, especially when compared to other finishes, despite being heat sensitive.
  • Quartz is incredibly heavy which can make installation pricey

Marble finishing

Advantages
  • Marble exudes luxury.
  • Marble patterns ensure your kitchen will be unique.
  • Marble is also heat resistant.
Disadvantages
  • Marble is one of the priciest options available
  • Marble is heavy and requires professional installation
  • Marble must be sealed on a regular basis to avoid chipping and wearing.

Laminated finishing

Advantages
  • Formica is a relatively cheap material, affordable for almost any home.
  • Maintaining Formica is rather easy.
  • It also has antibacterial resistance.
Disadvantages
  • Laminated countertops are prone to scratches and cracks.
  • Heat can also damage it rather easily.

Granite finishing

Advantages
  • It is relatively cheap, contrary to what might be expected of a material with such quality.
  • Granite is extremely durable with little maintenance required.
  • Granite has high heat resistance.
Disadvantages
  • Your granite top will normally need a professional to install.
  • Granite can also develop cracks when not properly installed.

Tips to Choosing a Range and Countertop Finish

  • Price: There is no overstating the importance of price when trying to get anything done. The required materials for your finishing should be within your budget. If a new range is not in your budget, it is important to make sure the new countertop matches the range you have.
  • Quality: Quality also involves durability. The material should be durable enough to withstand the test of time, temperature, and water.
  • Color: The color of both your range and countertop should match well with the theme of your kitchen.
  • Ambience: Aside from the color, you also have to consider the ambience of the kitchen; for example, using Formica for a luxurious kitchen will ruin the idea. However, if you’re going for a more retro look, it may work well.
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Coordinate Your Countertop and Range with Kitchen Emporium

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to both countertops and ranges, it can be difficult to find ones that coordinate with each other. To avoid future regrets, get the help of professionals that will go all the way for you. From helping choose the colors of finishes to the installation of all kitchen appliances and equipment, Kitchen Emporium is here to bring the best out of your choices. We provide the best quality services in and around Southern California areas, including the San Fernando Valley, San Diego, and San Marcos. We work to remodel or renovate your kitchen and bathrooms at an affordable price with dedication and commitment to results.

Contact us at (818) 349-7500 around San Fernando Valley and at (858) 566-6444 for San Diego.