There are so many differences in countertops-from the look, feel, and maintenance. Below is a quick guide on the pros and cons of varying countertops:
Butcher block can be an inexpensive way to update the look of your kitchen and with the right kind of maintenance, can look more and more beautiful through the years. The varying wood grains give a classy, warm, and cozy feel to any kitchen. The downsides are the need to oil to keep away bacteria and sanding every so often as it will get nicks and cuts easily.
This is one of the newest trends and often any great DIYer can do on his or her own. If you want an expert to handle it, there are a variety of stains and shapes concrete can take. The cons are that it can get costly, may crack overtime, and it needs a strong support underneath.
Classic, formal, traditional, and unique. Granite has been a popular choice for many years now and there are so many options to choose what you really want for your kitchen. The only negative is that it needs to be resealed every so often (but that goes for most countertops) and it also needs a strong support underneath.
The most affordable option that can now come in a variety of styles and almost look like granite. The negatives are that it can chip and scratch easily (without really being able to be repaired) and it is too light to hold an undermount sink.
This comes in a variety of styles and has long lasting durability. Just don’t directly place a hot pot or cut on the countertop.
Elegant, beautiful, and timeless. However, it is very expensive, can chip easily, and stain even if sealed properly. If you want marble, it’s recommended to only install in one small part of the kitchen (such as where you will do your baking).
There are so many choices out there and every countertop comes with pros and cons. But no matter the choice, it’s important to choose the style and quality that best suits you.