There are many factors to consider when choosing countertops, such as the design and style, whether it’s traditional, transitional, or modern, the type of material you like, the color, the maintenance factor, whether to go with natural stone like granite or marble or engineered stone like quartz for low maintenance because it doesn’t need to be sealed.
Once you’ve decided on your countertop material you want to be sure everything will match and flow well with your design style. Lastly, there’s the edging detail for the countertops to choose from. At New Century, we have over 40 custom edge-profile design options to make your countertop look exactly the way you like it.
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Natural Stone Countertops
Granite and marble are among the hottest high-end options for kitchen and bathroom countertops. They’re also popular for accent pieces around the home, like for the fireplace, table top, or a custom stone sink. Granite is also durable, as it resists chipping, scratching, cracking, and is also heat resistant.
Maintenance is easy when properly sealed to resist staining and bacteria, making cleaning up easy with only soap and water. Marble is a little softer material than granite, and requires a little extra care. As with all natural stone, it must be properly sealed regularly — usually once or twice a year, depending on how soon the sealant wears off with usage.
Alternative Countertop Materials
Countertop material can also be engineered, like quartz stone which is popular because of its low maintenance factor, consisting up to 93% quartz. It retains the cool, tactile feel of natural stone, and is very durable and beautiful.
It’s also more flexible than granite, marble and quartzite, offering freedom of design with seemingly endless application possibilities with its consistency in color, texture, and availability. Other types of engineered countertop materials include: butcher block, recycled glass, stainless steel, and many others.
Contact us to speak to a countertop specialist about your needs today.