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Home Improvement  /  June 21, 2018

Ideal Materials for Your Kitchen Countertop

With the constant exposure to water, heat and sharp knives, your kitchen countertops carry quite a heavy burden. Choosing a material that can keep up with your lifestyle and satisfy your preferences can go a long way in improving the overall beauty and efficiency of your kitchen. Handyman Connection® of Golden shares three popular materials you can consider:

Plastic Laminate

Laminate is a highly durable material that can withstand even the toughest of kitchens. Despite being made primarily of kraft paper and resins, it’s a remarkably resilient choice. Plastic laminate rivals granite when it comes to design options, as it’s available in a myriad of colors, patterns and textures. It also features a beautiful matte finish that adds elegance to your kitchen. In addition, compared with natural stone, laminate is an affordable countertop choice that delivers quality performance.


There is a wide variety of natural stones used to make countertops, but granite is one of the most common. While it used to be exclusive to expensive and high-end kitchens, the rising demand for granite’s beauty and durability has made it more commonplace today. It comes in an array of colors that range from vibrant blues to deep reds, providing impressive versatility when it comes to design. Granite also undergoes an impregnating sealer to make it a stain-resistant countertop that can last for up to 15 years. This is an excellent choice for homeowners looking for a long-term investment.


Another type of natural stone, slate is an extremely dense stone that’s virtually maintenance-free, which means it’s ideal for homeowners with busy households. It’s also naturally nonporous, so it won’t need additional sealing to prevent bacteria buildup. Slate comes in subtle shades of green, gray, purple, red and black. While it may be less flexible than granite when it comes to color selection, it makes up for it by having shades of contrasting colors on its surface, creating an eye catching feature. Additionally, slate gives you two finish options: a shiny and a matte one. It’s naturally matte, but if you prefer a shiny finish, simply rub it with lemon oil.

If none of these materials are to your liking, you can consult an expert like Handyman Connection of Golden. We can provide you with numerous options that will complement your kitchen’s current style and preserve its beauty for years.  Contact us today at (303) 848-2752 to learn more. You can also request an estimate.

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