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countertop materials

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Different countertop materials

Different countertop materials

There are different countertop materials, but it is important to know the differences and pros and cons between different types of materials to be able to pick the right one.

Laminate

Cost: $600- $2,500

Pros. Inexpensive, easy to install, and due to the development in technology and decorative edges, it is better looking material than it was several years ago.

Cons. There should be no cutting directly on this material, as it can be damaged easily and permanently.

Solid surfacing

Cost: $1,960 to $5,600

Pros. This material is available in a variety of colors and patterns. It can be used for counters, sinks, and backsplashes, which creates a seamless look, as joints are nearly invisible. It has consistent look, so its color won’t vary much from one slab to the next.

This material is resistant to most stains, and scratches can be easily repaired.

Cons. Even though it is easy to repair the scratches, but it still can damaged by using the knife, so it is a good idea to use the cutting board.

Recycled glass

Cost: $3,360 to $6,720

Pros. This material gives a fun, contemporary look.Ground glass makes it less busy. Most glass counters can resist stains, cuts, scratches, and heat.

Cons. Since these countertop materials contain glass, extreme heat can cause a crack.

Butcher block

Cost: $2,00 – $6,000

Pros: This countertop is easy to install. It adds warmth. Repairs can be done without any problems. Oils can damage the countertop.

Cons. It is easy to scratch butcher block, but the scratches can be sanded out.

Click Here to learn about more traditional countertop materials, like granite, quartz, marble, etc.

Author: Natalia Illarionova |  Date Updated: Monday, 28 March 2016  10:00 am

Different countertop materials