As you begin shopping around for materials to use in your kitchen model, you’ll be faced with options like granite, marble, wood, soapstone, and laminate. Narrowing it all down to just one can be a difficult proposition- and there are several factors that you should consider as you begin to plan out the design, including cost, aesthetic, availability, and durability.
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The first step to ensuring the process is seamless, is choosing experts in construction to guide you through the design and remodeling phase. Remodel STL is popular in St Louis due to our design and craftsmanship, with over 20 years of experience in the area, our team comes with over 120 years combined experience.
It’s important to consider each materials pros and cons, so that you can choose the countertops that are right for you. We’ll break down the top three options people tend to choose, aside from granite.
It’s fair to say that marble looks amazing no matter where you put it. It is elegant, adding warmth. While it’s one of the market’s hardest stones, it’s by no means the most durable.
Marble is still a great choice for your countertops, and there are a wide variety of colors to choose from. It can be cut into tiles, or slabs. Slabs are used for counters and this process allows its dramatic veining to be showcased.
The beauty of marble is that its timeless- it has been in use for centuries and it has never gone out of style. If you are into baking in a huge way, marble is fantastic.
As far as its downsides- it’s porous, which means it can become scratched and stained. It’s vital that the marble is taken care of properly and treated every few years.
It’s often used in chemistry labs because its surface is stain and bacteria resistant. Its composition also means there’s no need to worry about damage from chemicals. It is for all these reasons that soapstone would make a great addition to your new kitchen remodel.
There aren’t too many colors to choose from, however, you will be left choosing from a grayish or greenish tint. Over time its appearance will darken, often turning charcoal.
Soapstone is incredibly durable and is a fantastic investment. It’s heat resistant and chemically neutral, and its density means it's impenetrable.
On the downside? It’s softer than other stones, so the corners and edges can become damaged. Top tip: the greener the slab the softer it is.
It has to be on the list, simply because it is so eye catching. It’s an excellent alternative to granite and marble.
It comes from sandstone, born from the earth crust’s intense heat. The resulting stone has rich colors and beautiful streaks that make it the perfect addition to any kitchen remodel. It comes in a variety of colors, including black, green, white, brown, blue, and yellow.
There are different named for quartzite, so it’s important that you know which one you’re looking for. Additionally, it is not the same as quartz. Quartz is an engineered stone, while quartzite is all natural.
If you’re interested in discussing a kitchen remodel, or obtaining a free quote, contact us to confer over your project. In the meantime, we provide a highly convenient quoting system to give you a better idea of what type of budget you should have to back your dream kitchen.