Types of Countertops

The best countertop to put in your home all boils down to style, durability, and your personal needs. Some countertops require more maintenance while others really have no maintenance needs.

The goal of this page is to educate you on the various types of countertops available for your home, office, or even commercial projects.

It is wise to educate yourself on the various countertops you can use for your project.

Types Of Countertops – Every Option Available

There are so many types of countertops to choose from. It may be hard to make a decision at first but continue reading about each option to narrow down the choices and you will thank yourself later. Click on the type of countertop you have an interest in and read even more about the different types of countertops.

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Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher Block Countertops are found in kitchens around the world because of their affordability and strength. Butcher block is easy to clean. If scratches develop, the countertop can be sanded to remove imperfections. Cutting boards should be used to prevent scratches. Butcher block countertops can easily be installed by the average homeowner. If a stain occurs, it can be removed using bleach, lemon juice, or baking soda. You can clean and disinfect these countertops with white vinegar. Spray the countertop and allow the vinegar to sit for five minutes before wiping clean using a damp cloth. Finally, the butcher block must be stained regularly to reduce the porosity of the wood.

Resin Countertops

Resin countertops in the kitchen and bathroom offer both durability and beauty. These solid surface countertops are available in any length and multiple color combinations. Resin countertops are impact-resistant, stain-resistant, heat resistant, scratch-resistant, and UV resistant. They can withstand most types of acids and clean up quickly using any ordinary household cleaner. The cost of resin countertops ranges from $50 per square foot to $125 per square foot.

Slate Countertops

Are you looking for a countertop that is durable, easy to clean, and nonporous? Take a look at slate countertops. Slate countertops are available in a variety of colors, including black, gray, brown, charcoal, pewter, and more. Slate is stain resistant and can withstand hot pots and pans. The average cost of slate countertops is $50 per square foot, not including installation charges.
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