Selecting a new countertop for a bathroom or kitchen is no easy task. You must consider a lot of different factors such as cost, durability, and aesthetic appeal. You must also pick a countertop design that will work well with the overall home decor.
Your countertops buyer’s guide
Here, in this buyer’s guide for granite and quartz, we have assembled some tips that can help first time buyers to select the right countertop for the home.
#1. Establish a budget
The foremost thing that you should do when buying a countertop is to set a budget. This may not be a pleasant part of buying a countertop, but it’s essential.
To figure out how much you’ll have to pay, schedule a free in-home estimate with us.
#2. Understand different types of countertops
Countertops are available in a wide variety of types. Here are the two most popular types of countertops:
- Granite Countertops —Another great option for homes is countertops made of granite. The natural stone’s hardness and ruggedness makes it a particularly popular choice for kitchens. They are resistant to scratches and don’t get hot easily. The countertop is easy to care for and maintain. The only pitfall of the granite countertops is that they are heavy due to which they are difficult to install. As a result, you can expect to pay higher installation costs for granite countertops.
- Quartz Countertops —Quartz countertops are rugged and easy to care for. They are available in a large variety of options. The countertops are less prone to staining as compared to marble and granite countertops. They also don’t require resealing similar to natural stone countertops.
#3. Consider mixing countertop materials
Every countertop material has its strength and weaknesses. Depending on your budget and the materials in play, you could consider mixing the materials in different rooms and spaces. For example, some kitchens use a less expensive material on the perimeter counters and reserve a showstopper, matching granite for the kitchen island.
You can also mix between rooms. Some people think quartz countertops are perfect for the kitchen, while granite looks great in the bathroom. You should speak with one of our specialists for more information and to set a design plan.
#4. Call Superior to schedule your free in-home estimate!
At Superior Stone & Cabinet, we offer free in-home estimates. Give us a call to schedule yours, and one of our design professionals will come to your home and provide you with personalized options. Think of this as your personal (and in-person) first-time buyer’s guide for granite and quartz!
This estimate will ensure that you have the perfect countertop installed in the home. For more information on kitchen and bathroom countertops, contact us at Superior Stone and Cabinet.