The team at American Wholesale Floors in Deland abides by the following principle: the countertop of your kitchen or bathroom vanity is thought to be the centerpiece of the entire room. This being the case, the centerpiece must be as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. A good countertop should be durable, yet should also be able to withstand everyday use. Some countertops require special sealing and maintenance; some are easy-keepers and cost effective. Either way, before purchasing new countertops for your remodeling or new construction project, there are several important factors you must take into account.
When choosing a new countertop, the most important thing to consider is your budget. The high-end countertops such as granite and quartz are costly, but they are also the most popular. This is because they look great and are easy to maintain. The average cost of granite and quartz countertops range from around $40 to $60 per square foot. Granite and quartz countertops can last for 100 years or more. If you are on a tight budget, laminate and formica are an excellent choice. The choice of patterns is endless. Laminate and formica countertops can last for 10 years or more. They also cost a fraction of what granite and quartz cost. Marble countertops are also a sustainable choice because they can last 100 years or more. At the same time, marble countertops are very expensive and more difficult to maintain. The average cost of marble countertops is $60 to $100 per square foot. Most marble is difficult to install and is expensive to maintain.
A good countertop is one that will serve its primary function, which is to provide you with adequate workspace. However, it must also look good. As mentioned earlier, laminate countertops are available in nearly any pattern you can imagine. At the same time, your choices with granite, quartz, and marble are more limited, but they all have a classic look. Remember: if you are unsure of which type of countertop you want to go with, coordinate with the cabinets and other features of the home. Plus, American Wholesale Floors has cabinet designers on staff to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your design. To speak with someone about your project, call (386) 873-6740 or email us by clicking here.
One of the most salient features of your countertop is the ability to maintain it. Therefore, it is important to consider your lifestyle. Some kitchens and bathrooms get lots of traffic; thus, the countertops get more wear. If you use your kitchen a lot, you will most likely want to go with a quartz countertop. They are kid and guest friendly, and they are also stain resistant. Thus, quartz countertops are a very sustainable choice for the busy family. While marble countertops are gorgeous, they are also expensive and difficult to maintain. Most marble countertops require sealing once per year. In addition to the cost, they stain very easily. Laminate and formica countertops are the easiest to maintain. They are stain and heat resistant, and do not require sealing. Plus, they are easy to replace.
All countertops require proper installation. The rule of thumb is this: the more expensive the countertop, the more expensive it is to install. If you have any questions regarding countertops, call (386) 873-6740 or email us by clicking here.