2 Top Countertop Options for Families
Families need countertops that are practical, durable, and low maintenance. The best kitchen countertops for families meet those needs and are still beautiful. They don’t sacrifice looks for durability. Today’s 2 optional countertop materials are among great choices for the family kitchen.
Quartz, also called engineered stone, is perfect for families. It is heat, scratch, and stain resistant, and does not etch. (Some of the lighter-colored quartz countertops may stain, so be sure to research your choices.) It’s easy to maintain and does not require sealing. With care, such as using trivets and cutting boards, it is practically indestructible. Finally, it does not require any special cleaners, just warm soapy water.
Quartz comes in a wide range of costs and usually falls on the higher end of the countertop price spectrum. For many, the combination of low maintenance and durability justifies the price.
For those looking for something more natural, a granite kitchen countertop is an answer. Like quartz, granite is very durable and resistant to heat and scratches. For the most part, it is also stain-resistant.
Because granite usually has a speckled appearance, it can be a great choice for families. Sometimes, living with children can feel like living with Charlie Brown’s friend Pigpen. They just seem to generate dirt and crumbs without doing anything. Those speckles in the granite do a great job of hiding all the little crumbs that seem to always be on a counter.
Granite also comes in a pretty wide range of prices. Depending on the grade, granite can be a great economical countertop choice for the kitchen. Check out our stone-yard inventory for more options and information.