The first thing people think about when deciding on new kitchen or bathroom countertops is the color. But, there is much more to consider than just the color. While it is important that it matches your décor, here are a few other things you should think about when shopping for your perfect countertops:
Once upon a time, homeowners shopping for new countertops for their remodel went straight to granite. While granite is still a great choice, today there are many more material options available. In fact, manmade materials, like Quartz, are now making a run for the top spot when it comes to the most in-demand surface. Granite is no longer a “required element” in the kitchen, so don’t be afraid to branch out. However, with all that being said, granite is still one of the most durable countertop surfaces on the market today, and it comes in many colors and patterns.
Where is the countertop going? In the kitchen? Bathroom? Mud room or mantel? While there are an abundance of choices for countertops out there, remember that not all materials are created equal. Be sure that the material you select is appropriate for the space it will be used in. Granite is a popular choice for kitchens because of its heat and wear resistant properties. Marble is also another top countertop choice because of its stunning color. Marble is best used in areas of lower traffic because it can be vulnerable to scratching and staining.
Every countertop material requires some sort of maintenance, from cleaning up spills right away to regular sealing to protect the surface. When deciding on your countertop, consider how much time and energy you are willing to spend on these tasks to ensure that you choose the right countertop for you.
We know that color is important, after all your countertops can set the entire mood of a room! But, have you considered the texture? Texture is an important element in interior design today. You can create texture in your room by the finish that you choose for your countertop. Glossy finishes were the norm for the past few decades, but certain colors can be unforgiving. Today, many people are opting for matte finishes that better conceal fingerprints and smudges. Plus, matte finishes can create a warmer, more welcoming feel in a space.
If you are looking for new countertops, contact C and C Stoneworks in Greenville, NC today. We can help you find the perfect countertop for your space. C and C Stoneworks specializes in natural and engineered stone fabrication and installation across all of eastern North Carolina. We’re happy to show you examples and help guide you in the direction of your dream space.