Quartz is the winner when it comes to durable countertops as the finished product is stronger than natural quartz by itself. Quartz countertops are made using crushed quartz stone mixed with a tough resin to withstand everything from your kitchen knives to the heat of the stove. Unless you strike it with a sledgehammer, a quartz countertop can survive anything without cracking or chipping. It comes in a variety of colors and does not require any sealing. Quartz countertops are also stain and bacteria resistant making them one of the best kitchen countertops to install in your kitchen. The only drawback of quartz countertops is that their color fades over time to lend a very contemporary, dull look to the kitchen.
Granite is always a frontrunner when it comes to durable countertops as it complements any type of home décor and can also be a standout addition to your kitchen. Granite can also withstand high impact and heat without any damage to the surface. With the addition of sealers annually, granite can even resist stains. It can withstand cracking and chipping up to a point but when it does get chipped the surface can be polished down to make it look as good as new. These qualities make it an ideal choice for your kitchen countertop.
Crushed glass countertops utilize recycled glass making them one of the most eco-friendly choices for durable countertops. Crushed glass countertops look stunning and do not get chipped easily. They are also nonporous and do not require any sealing. They resist stains and look beautiful for several years. The only precaution you need to take with a crushed glass countertop is to not place anything too heavy on the surface as it can crack the glass and may require you to replace the countertop.
A tile countertop is the most versatile choice as it is available in a variety of colors and patterns and you can create a one of a kind countertop for your kitchen.
What makes tile one of the most durable countertops is that it doesn’t get cut or chipped. It requires no sealing as it withstands stains naturally. If a tile cracks, it can be easily replaced at a very low cost. It also resists heat and lasts for many years.
Investing in any of the above durable countertops will definitely raise your home’s sale price and value. Choosing among these best kitchen countertops will give you an attractive and long-lasting countertop that even the most experienced home inspectors will have trouble finding faults with. Trust the experts at Aspire Renovations to assist you in the best choices.