Which Countertop Style Best Matches Your Unique Personality?
Although Fabuwood does not manufacture countertops, you’ll be faced with many varieties when designing your next kitchen and bath renovation.
But before you find yourself in a showroom taking notes on stone and composite, check out our list of the more popular options and discover the countertop that is just right for your unique personality!
The Tight Ship
If neat and tidy is your thing, then marble could be the design element for you. Made of 100% stone, marble could be scratched or etched by acids (citrus, coffee, alcohol, some cleaning products) even if you seal it. So, for anyone who keeps a close eye on spills and plans to reseal their counters a few times each year, this beauty is a perfect match.
The Party Host
Like in life, every yin has a yang, and granite is easily the yang to marble. While this material is also 100% natural stone, granite countertops aren’t easily scratched, and resistant to stains, heat and water if sealed. That’s why we recommend granite for the welcoming party host. You can enjoy having company without fear or plastering “Use Your Coaster” signs all over the kitchen walls.
Who wants a countertop that has it all? The beautiful stone look, the low maintenance, variety of styles? If that’s you, then it’s time to negotiate your way to quartz. This man-made material, is capable of custom looks, nonporous, resists scratches and stains, and is easy to maintain without yearly sealant. We’re calling it a win, win, win!
Another man-made counter, Corian is composed of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate (ATH). And while the construction of this countertop is durable and can seamlessly integrate sink and backsplash, we like Corian best for the artistic minded. Have an outstanding aesthetics? You’ll love the variety of color and pattern options this material provides, including the capability to imitate other materials such as concrete and marble.
Nothing says presto change-o quite like laminate countertops. Live for quick transformations? The low cost of this man-made sheet, applied on either plywood or pressed wood, makes laminate ideal for people who enjoy changing the decor of their home every few years to keep that magic alive.
The Master Chef
Butcher block countertops are an excellent choice for any master chef. When you choose a solid wood, unfinished or oil-finished, butcher block countertop, you’re choosing the perfect surface for cutting and chopping. Think endless prep stations and gourmet meals in your future. Bon Appetite!
The Body Builder
Every heavy weight champ needs a rough and tough countertop to match their strength and durability. With concrete, you get a heat- and scratch-resistant bruiser. The material is smooth, very strong, available in lots of texture and color options.
No need to advocate for paper composite countertops. This eco-friendly product is mostly postconsumer recycled or comes from FSC-certified, sustainably harvested forests. You can also rest easily knowing that paper composite is highly durable, won't discolor over time, scratch- and stain-proof, and water-resistant. So, let the environmentalist in you rejoice!
What’s your perfect personality and countertop duo? Share with us in the comments below! And, for whatever combo suits you best, we’re just hoping you feel better prepared for discussing the countertop basics at your next contractor consultation.