4 No Fuss Countertop Options for Your Dream Kitchen

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Countertops are meant for cooking, cleaning, leaning and sitting; these four kitchen counters are made to be low maintenance, leaving you and your family free to gather in your dream kitchen without fear of damage.

Engineered stone or quartz is made of crushed stone bound together by a polymer resin. Quartz countertops come in a variety of colors so it’s easy to match the color and style of any kitchen. These countertops are nonporous, resistant to stains and scratches and offer antimicrobial protection to fight the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. Soap and water is all you need to keep it looking like new.

Corian is a solid surface countertop that mimics the appearance of stone, wood and other naturally occurring materials. Like quartz, corian is impervious to bacteria and staining and can be joined to the countertop surface with no gaps, which eliminates areas for water to collect and bacteria to grow.

Should the material become scratched or broken, solid surface can, in most cases, be repaired quickly by a certified solid surface repair company or trained fabricator. Because the surface is solid throughout, a countertop that has undergone years of wear and tear can be refinished. The installed product is available in a variety of finishes, ranging from matte to high-gloss, although most manufacturers recommend a matte or satin finish for ease of maintenance.

Green countertop materials that are quickly becoming popular choices for kitchen renovations are EcoTop counters made with a bamboo and paper composite material. Not only are EcoTop counters scratch and stain resistant, but they won’t change color through years of wear and tear.

Recycled glass is another eco friendly countertop material that won’t stain, scratch or change color. Like all low fuss countertops, EcoTop and recycled glass can be cleaned with soap and water.

No matter what materials you use, keep your kitchen on trend by choosing a thicker design. We suggest using a 2-2 ¼” thick counter rather than traditional 1 ¼” thick counters.

Talk to us: Are you ready to update your countertops? Call us to schedule a free consultation today or visit our Naples kitchen and bath remodeling showroom at 1410 Pine Ridge Road in Naples today.


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