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How to choose countertops for your kitchen or bath remodeling

 
Whether they’re kitchen countertops or one for the bath, selection can be intimidating. Not only are there numerous materials from which to choose, including tile, stone, laminate, and even cement, among others, but you should decide what meets your needs and budget. How do you choose: at Haus of Floor Decor we simplify it for you.
 

Consider these five things when shopping for a countertop

 
critical to think of five things when choosing. The first, budget, may well be the essential thing to think about. Next comes style, especially since in the kitchen, it’s the largest space visible. It also sets the tone for the entire room, so decide if you want it to be bold, vibrant, and energetic or more quiet, serene, and subtle, and keep in mind that it should coordinate well with your home’s overall decor. Installing a country style in an overall modern, urban decor may look a little jarring.

Next, think about durability; kitchens will endure a lot of cutting, spilling, and heat appliances, while bathroom countertopsdeal with soaps, shampoos, oils, and heat appliances, etc. Health, a clean and bacteria-free environment, is important for food preparation. Sealing will ensure that all pores are closed so there’s no place for food particles to hide and aids in the fifth consideration: easy cleaning.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Most popular countertop materials

 
Granite is elegant, luxurious, and low maintenance, especially when sealed. Considered one of the hardest rocks, it is durable and withstands direct heat. Soapstone is visually striking with its deep color, silky feel, gorgeous veining, and antique-like patina. It's durable and resists stains and heat. Marble has a unique veining, meaning that no two slabs are ever alike. It is soft and porous, so ask about sealing.

What many don’t realize is that quartz becomes quartzite when it’s installed on the counter. The natural quartz undergoes a small (five percent) amount of manufacturing that makes it ultra-strong, non-porous, easy to clean, and completely bacteria-free. Tile is still the most popular choice, with a wide array of designs, shapes, and sizes that can be mixed and matched to create your unique creation. Tile is also affordable, low maintenance, and highly durable. Other materials include laminate (now available in a broad color palette and many patterns), cement, stainless steel, wood/butcher block, and solid surfacing.

For over 20 years, our award-winning, family owned-and-operated company has been helping people transform their homes. Visit the Haus of Floor Decor showroom inBig Bear Lake, CA, especially if you live in Big Bear Lake, CA, Lake Arrowhead, CA, Running Springs, CA, Apple Valley, CA or Victorville, CA. Be sure to ask about your free countertop quote.