Kitchen Countertop Considerations

Posted on Oct 12, 2013
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You’ve found the perfect flooring, the perfect cabinets and the perfect wall coverings. Or maybe you just want to update the look of your kitchen. Either way new countertops are the perfect way to update your look or pull your whole room together.

Today you have many options for countertops. The days of simply choosing the color of Formica have been replaced with choosing between natural stone, quartz, soapstone, and even porcelain tile.

Natural Stone Countertops

– Stone is durable and stands up to the wear and tear of an active family or heavily trafficked kitchen. The most popular options today are granite and marble but limestone and soapstone are gaining in popularity. Your color choices can fit any décor. Any natural stone slab can be handpicked and will have variations in color and appearance. For a truly unique look, consider Onyx, which can be backlit illuminating the stone creating a one of a kind look for your countertop or bar. Proper sealing of these natural stone products will ensure years of beauty.

Quartz Countertops

– Quartz is a beautiful countertop option that is perfect if you want a choice that’s easy on the environment. It’s made from a blend of 93% quartz crystals and polymers creating a surface that is ultra durable yet looks spectacular in any home. Samsung Radianz Quartz comes in colors and patterns that will compliment traditional and modern surroundings. A plus to this product is its uniform appearance and durability.

Glass Countertops

– Curava recycled glass slabs are one of our best eco-friendly options. Made of 60% post-consumer recycled glass that was previously used for bottles, windshields and windows, this amazing countertop option saves glass that was destined for landfills. They combine the small chips of glass with quartz and resin to create a heat and stain resistant surface that is as beautiful as it is practical.

All of these options are durable and long lasting. Since they are made of natural materials, they are heat-resistant – perfect for your kitchen counters! They also offer a classic look that doesn’t go out of style.

Want to see even more ideas and styles in your own kitchen?  Check out our Just Imagine Visualizer Kitchen Design Tool with a picture of your own kitchen and apply the hundreds of sample examples to overlay onto your picture.  You can truly visualize what your new countertop could be before ever walking into your local Arizona Tile store!

Pin your finished projects to Pinterest and put “@ArizonaTile – Tile Install” in the comment section so we can enjoy your creative handiwork too!

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