There are some types of countertop you can choose to update the look of your old countertop. There is no the best since each type has its own pros and cons. So, before upgrading your outdated countertop, you need to know the pros and cons of each material to know which one is the most appropriate for you.
If budget is not your issue, then you can choose marble as your new countertop. This material comes in various colors and patterns that can be suited with any kitchen décor. Also, this is heat resistant, dense and has a smooth surface. The cons are this is expensive and can be scratched by acids. Since a kitchen is usually contains much acid, then you have to be aware. Another choice if you can afford expensive countertop is granite. This is more durable than marble since it is heat and stain resistant and won’t scratch. Also, it is low maintenance and come in various different colors. The cons of course it is expensive and you need to seal it once a year. If you want to buy stone countertop affordably, there are some other types of countertops you can choose. You can use engineered stone that is cheaper than marble or granite. This type material has the look of stone and come in several colors. It is also stains and scratches resistant, nonporous and easy to maintain since it needs no seal. The only con if this countertop is it is not heat resistant. You can by cheaper countertop that is still have a high density, the solid surface countertop. This material can imitate granite and marble, so you can use it as the alternative if granite or marble is too expensive for you. It comes in various colors and patterns that can be suited in any kitchen décor, durable and easy to sand. However, it is easy to damage, scratch and dent.
Those are some types of countertops that can be suited to your need, budget and taste. There are still some more types you can choose from.
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