Choosing the Right Countertop for Your Home

There are a few factors when it comes to changing the countertop in your kitchen: money, durability, and most importantly, your preferences. Read on for a few of your options. 

Granite

By far one of the most popular choices, granite ranges from $40-$100 per square foot. Granite is available in many colors: blacks, whites, greens, corals and more. It can also come in two finishes: a polished look or a soft and matte look. Granite counters can range on the pricier side, depending on your choices. Imported granite will be pricier than a more common Granite. NAR reports that this type of countertop is a "must-have" for home buyers. Granite is also very durable, just keep in mind that natural variations in the stone can make your countertop appear a little different from one edge to another. 

Quartz

Quartz is by far the most durable type of countertop and ranges anywhere between $40-$100 per square foot. Quartz won't chip or crack and is bacteria resistant. Keep in mind that quartz is not as heat resistant as granite. 

Laminate 

A cheaper option, ranging from $10-$40 per square foot, affluent buyers often over look this type of counter. But laminate counters can give off a wood and granite appearance. Be aware that laminate counters can crack and scratch much easier than the other two. Keep this in mind when budgeting for upkeep in your home. 

Concrete

cheaper option, ranging from $10-$40 per square foot, affluent buyers often over look this type of counter. But laminate counters can give off a wood and granite appearance. Be aware that laminate counters can crack and scratch much easier than the other two. Keep this in mind when budgeting for upkeep in your home. 

Tile

This is also another inexpensive option. Tile can run from $5-$30 per square foot. Tile is easy to clean and resists heat, stains and cuts. It comes in a range of patterns and colors to suite your aesthetic. Keep in mind you will have grout lines that can be hard to clean and can harbor bacteria. 


Recycled Glass
You can go two routes with this, an acrylic set which will look like it's floating in water, or a have the glass set in a cement which reportedly makes the glass shimmer. Recycled glass can run anywhere from $60 to $120 per square foot. Not only is this option eco-friendly, but it is extremely durable. It won't chip or burn and is nonporous. 

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