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Which Countertops Will You Love Best in Your Kitchen?

by Elias Deukmajian | Kitchen Remodel

Creating your dream kitchen encompasses a number of decisions, from the type of flooring to the color that is painted on the walls. The countertops that you choose for your kitchen are extremely important to the theme of your home. Not only do they need to coordinate with the overall design of the room, but they need to be the right material for the way they will be used. Some decisions will be made based on if you are a culinary expert who will spend hours cutting, mixing, and cooking on the countertops, or if you a no fuss, no mess, no real-cooking-in-the -kitchen type.

Family-friendly Kitchen Countertops

You might be the person looking for the best countertops for a family-friendly kitchen. Your life is busy and you spend large amounts of quality time with your family in this room. You prepare food while your loved ones gather around and tell you about their day. Your children eat, play, do homework, and even arts and crafts on the counters. Choosing the best family-friendly countertops will ensure an aesthetic yet durable design for your perfect kitchen.

While there is a multitude of countertop materials available on the market today, some are more suited for a busy, bustling kitchen, full of activity. They also range in affordability and ease of installation. Understanding the differences in these materials and choosing the one that best fits your lifestyle will ensure a long lasting, beautiful life for the counters.

Top Materials for Countertops

Laminate is a great, all-around material for kitchen counters. It is extremely budget-friendly and comes in a seemingly endless assortment of colors and patterns. The durability of this material makes it perfect for a space where kids will frequent. The non-porous surface is resistant to germs, viruses, and bacteria. It cleans almost effortlessly with soap and water while being resistant to stains from spills. It’s also strong and doesn’t crack or chip very easily.

Tile can be a cost-effective option, depending on the specific style you choose. Porcelain or ceramic selections tend to be the most affordable. Tile boasts a large catalog of colors, sizes, and patterns which makes it easy to find a complementary design for your kitchen. This option is stain and heat resistant as well as super easy to clean. Overall, it is quite durable. It is advisable to keep a few extra tiles on hand in case one becomes chipped or cracked. You can easily have it replaced. Also, keep in mind that the grout needs to be sealed regularly to keep it from discoloring or becoming stained.

If your budget allows for a bit more costly option, you may choose granite to showcase the style and atmosphere of your kitchen. In the past, this material was not recommended for a home with children. However, recent developments have addressed this concern. New products and high quality sealants are now used to add a powerful layer of protection to granite countertops. When sealed properly, this material is very easy to clean and is non-porous. It is also much more resistant to chipping or breaking if something is dropped onto it. While granite is more expensive, you can now feel more at ease with this selection due to the products that protect it.

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Kitchen Emporium for All Your Countertop Needs

Kitchen Emporium is your one-stop shop for kitchen remodeling or renovating. We have a team of experts with years of experience who are ready to help you through the decision-making process. Our wholesale prices make your project easy on the wallet, while we have a vast selection of products to help make you vision a reality. We proudly serve the residents in the Southern California areas, including the San Fernando Valley, San Diego, and San Marcos.

At Kitchen Emporium, we listen to the concerns and ideas you have for your space and work to make those dreams come to life. We offer a wide variety of countertops. We will walk through the entire process with you, from measuring and choosing the perfect material to delivery and installation. Our team is always ready and available. We look forward to helping you remodel, renovate, or simply spruce up your kitchen space. Contact us today.