New Year, New Kitchen Countertops

The New Year is the perfect time to upgrade the kitchen countertops in your Gilbert, AZ home, and there are plenty of great deals available for all types of countertop materials. There are now hundreds of choices available so it can get a bit overwhelming, but you can always make your choice based on what is currently trending for 2015. Things to consider are durability, resistance to heat damage and scratching, the color and texture of the countertops, and of course price. A home designer or home improvement expert can always give you advice on countertops, but below are a few tips that you can use to make the best decision.

 

Quartz countertops are expected to be popular in 2015

Quartz will likely remain a popular choice for countertop materials in 2015 because of its durability and minimal maintenance requirements. Quartz does not need to be sealed like granite, and it is very easy to clean compared to other materials. It is also one of the hardest and longest lasting materials so it will last for several years. One disadvantage to quartz is that it isn’t as heat resistant as other countertop materials, so you will have to be careful to avoid setting hot pots or pans on it.

 

Concrete is another great option for the New Year

Concrete countertops have slowly been replacing other more popular countertop materials for several reasons. Concrete is also very heat resistant and durable. It can be customized based on texture and shape a lot easier than other materials, and with the wide range of different options available it can be perfectly matched to almost any kitchen design. For a homeowner that wants their countertops to look a very specific way, concrete can be a really great choice. One disadvantage of concrete is that the countertops are susceptible to stains from acidic juices like lemon or orange juice.

 

Glass, granite, soapstone and stainless steel are a few more of the many options that you have available for countertops. A home improvement expert can give you more advice on the benefits and disadvantages of these materials. Keep in mind that your kitchen’s overall design and look is also one of the most important things to consider when you are shopping for new countertops.