We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Home Improvement / August 30, 2015
When it comes to choosing a new countertop material for your kitchen, Handyman Connection of Ann Arbor understands how difficult the decision-making process can be. Things like cost, maintenance requirements and durability are just a few of the determining factors a homeowner needs to learn about in order to know which type of material will best suit the needs for their kitchen. Three of the most popular kitchen countertop materials in the industry today are Granite, Quartz and Laminate. Take a look at the pros and cons we have found for each of these materials and see which style may be the best fit for your Ann Arbor home’s kitchen.
Pros: Known for its beauty and uniqueness, Granite countertops give any kitchen a face-lift. Adding value to the home for its high-end look, it is no wonder this material has always been a household favorite. It is also an extremely durable surface and is heat-resistant.
Cons: To fend off stains, periodic resealing is a good precautionary measure to take. Chipping around the edges and corners is known to be a risk associated with this material.
Pros: Using Quartz material for your countertops is a great way to mimic the look of stone without having to worry about the maintenance. Essentially maintenance-free, Quartz is stain, acid, scratch, heat and impact resistant.
Cons: Like Granite, Quartz can chip around the edges and corners. To avoid this, consider going with rounded edges.
Pros: While you may think Laminate doesn’t hold a candle to the beauty of Granite or Quartz, thanks to the advancements made in print technology, you would be surprised at how much more Laminate has to offer. Now, you can customize your Laminate to match a color or texture of any luxurious material at half the price.
Cons: While Laminate may be able to look like other high quality materials, it does not match the durability of others. With Laminate countertops, you’ll want to make sure a cutting board is always nearby. Cutting directly on Laminate will be sure to leave scratch marks and permanently damage the surface.
Thinking about improving the look of your kitchen with new countertops? Contact one of our skilled remodeling craftsmen for a free, no-obligation consultation today. We’ll work with you to ensure you find the right countertops that look like they were made for your kitchen.