One of the things people often wonder about when considering new countertops is what’s trending. Every few years, what’s popular changes. Whether you are looking for quartz counters, granite counter tops, or something more traditional like butcher block counters, we can help you understand the differences between them, as well as what the current trends are.
When it comes to choosing something unique, we can also help you with custom counters so you can find the design and style that works best for your home. If you’ve been thinking about a kitchen remodel, countertops and backsplashes are a great place to add personality or contrast without being overstated.
One of the benefits of choosing a quartz countertop is the selection of color choices and different design, whereas granite offers what nature offers and isn’t changeable.
So, what exactly makes quartz counters more customizable than granite counters?
The difference is in how the countertops are created. Quarried granite countertops simply come from nature. It’s a slab of granite that’s been polished to a high shine and in earthy tones. It has an elegant look, but sometimes people want something in a different shade or design. In those cases, quartz can be a great compromise.
Quartz counters offer you durability and a gorgeous finish, while keeping your cost in a better range. About those finishes, this is where it gets fun.
Quartz counters used mostly crushed stone, but the resin that’s added to the process when creating your counters can be adapted to your needs based on color or design. What if you want a red counter or a blue countertop? With resin, you can pick and choose a custom color, and have the ability to create something that will fit your design with ease.
When you’re thinking about remodeling a kitchen, but you’re on a budget, sometimes by changing out certain elements, rather than a complete redo, it can offer you a different look at half the price. Instead of replacing all your appliances, flooring, and more, consider changing out your backsplashes or counters to a color with a stronger contrast, or something that offers a pop of color. Even minimal changes can make an impact, such as changing a black counter to a light gray counter. The way light bounces off color along with complimenting or contrasting with your cabinets can totally change the look of the room.
Another look to consider is going with a mosaic backsplash to pick up on multiple shades. It’s a unique way to really play up the colors in your kitchen.
While most people opt for the popularity of granite and quartz, some families love the look of a butcher block counter. What’s involved when choosing this type of material? The natural look of wood offers warmth to your home. One thing to consider is that the counter will need to be resealed after time to keep it in the best condition. The upkeep is a little more than the other materials, but can be just as gorgeous.
Speaking of upkeep, granite and quartz offers a quick, easy wipe down and easily keeps it’s look along with ongoing durability.
If you’re in the market for new countertops, and live in the Greater Toledo area, we’d love to help you get started. We offer our services all over Ohio in areas such as Maumee, Perrysburg, and more. We’re your go to source. Helping people in Toledo with countertops or custom countertops is what we’re all about. Give us a shout today, and we’ll have you on the way to new countertops in no time.