When building a new home in St. Louis, the endless decorating choices are made easier when you know more about the products available and how they will fit your lifestyle. When selecting the right countertop for your kitchen, the style and material that you choose should match both your tastes and design preferences.
The three most popular types of countertops are made out of granite, quartz, and laminate. This guide will help explain each of these three materials and the value and benefits that they offer.
Granite is a natural stone that makes for a durable and low-maintenance countertop. Many homes in the St. Louis area have granite countertops, selected for their beautiful array of natural patterns and wide range of colors, styles, and shades that can match almost any interior décor.
It’s the ideal countertop for families with children or for those who require a durable surface that can stand up to almost anything you can throw at it. Granite is also resistant to stains, heat, and acidic substances such as wine and lemon juice.
Quartz countertops have grown in popularity over the past few years, versus natural stone, due to their durability, attractive appearance, and overall strength. Quartz is a man-made material, and that allows manufacturers to produce a much more diverse range of custom countertop colors for your new home.
Quartz is ideal for homebuyers who require a specific color or style to match their interior décor. It offers the same durability as granite yet it is non-porous. This means bacteria and viruses won’t have a place to hide, and it’s highly resistant to stains such as oils, coffee, or wine.
If beauty and ease are what you need to have in your kitchen, then laminate countertops are just right for you and your family. This manmade material has the same heat resistance as granite and is the most stain-resistant.
Laminate countertops are best for a family who spends time in the kitchen and easy maintenance is important. Laminate is easily cleaned with just some soap and a dishcloth. Also since it is not porous, you do not have to worry about any bacteria or viruses lingering on the surface long after you have cleaned up.
Which Countertop is Right for You?
The best countertop material that you should choose is the one that meets your specific home life needs. For example, if you have a family or small children, quartz or granite might be the right choice due to their durability. Laminate is also a great option when you want a classy, timeless look that you can replace as your style changes.
At the Rolwes Company, we have been building quality new homes in St. Louis for over 30 years. We encourage our buyers to be part of the building process by allowing them to choose their own interior finishes, such as the countertops, flooring and more.
Contact us today at (314) 821-9600 to schedule an appointment or stop on by one of our sales centers to check out one of our amazing communities that you and your family will love to call home!
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This post was written by Jason Rhoads