Countertops can influence the total design of your kitchen. One of the most common reasons that Boca Raton real estate owners remodel their kitchens is the lack of usable counter space.
When you are remodeling the kitchen in any home for sale in Boca Raton, a new countertop gives the whole room a facelift. There are several types of kitchen countertops you can choose from.
For starters, laminate countertops offer a few benefits to homeowners in Palm Beach County. For example, you can install them yourself, they are inexpensive, they are low maintenance, and you can find them in all kinds of colors. On the other hand, you need to be careful with knives and hot pans because once a laminate countertop is damaged it is almost impossible to repair.
Then there are ceramic tile countertops that can also be easily installed, and they come in lots of colors and patterns, they are heat resistant and easy to clean. But ceramic tile countertops can be a tough surface to chop on and they can crack or chip.
Stone countertops are very durable, look great, and the granite ones also clean up quite easily. On the downside, you must regularly seal and polish them so they look good, and if your stone countertop is made of marble you need to be extra careful because of staining.
Stains are not a problem with stainless steel countertops and the counter can take high temperatures without damage. But you have to take some care when installing stainless steel because if they are not extremely well supported they can dent. They also are prone to showing scratches and nicks.
Butcher block countertops give your kitchen that warm feeling that only wood can give, your knives won’t dull, and you can smooth out any scratches with sandpaper. On the other hand, you must use vegetable oil regularly to treat the wood and keep it looking good. Also, too much water exposure can stain and rot the counter.
There is a variety of advantages to solid surface countertops. For instance, you can find a ton of patterns and colors and some styles look like granite or other stone choices, it is very durable, easy to clean, and with this type of countertop, you can easily install custom integrated sinks. But you will need a licensed contractor to install this type of countertop or you will void the warranty and you must be careful with your hot pots and pans.
Last but not least, folks can order pre-cut countertops in standard sizes, either in stores or over the internet. The countertops are tested to stand up to many years of use. They also come in a wide variety of styles and materials for any home in South Florida.
So now that you know a little more about the wide variety of materials that kitchen countertops can be made of these days, it should be easier to narrow down your choices when installing new kitchen counters in your Boca Raton luxury home.
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