Countertops go in and out of style faster than any other feature of a kitchen. This is why American Export wants to help you create or remodel your kitchen or bathroom with professionalism, ease, and simplicity.
There are several countertop material options that our company provides. To name a few, quartz countertops are basically maintenance free; they are acid, scratch, stain, heat, and impact resistant. This is due to its non-porous surface. Thankfully, you do not need to seal quartz countertops with a finish due to its sealed nature. Additionally, quartz comes in a multitude of colors and patterns. Today, quartz is one of the most popular options, almost as popular as granite.
Next, polished granite countertops are still one of the most popular options for homeowners. Every granite countertop is naturally unique and one-of-a-kind. This mineral also comes in a wide range of colors and patterns. Unlike quartz, granite must be sealed and has more maintenance. Also, it can be difficult to match the unique patterns when constructing your countertops. A typical cleaning protocol includes cleaning up the surface immediately when foods like oil, wine, and acidic stains. And, once a year, reseal for best preservation.
As the most budget-savvy counter type, laminate counters are becoming popular once again. Not only has the quality been higher, but also the range of options has grown. Many people opt for laminate today because it is durable, manageable, and resembling of actual minerals. Laminate can imitate stone, marble, granite, quartz, wood, and more for more than half the price of real minerals and woods. While there are numerous styles to consider, customers typically like to imitate quartz or marble with a laminate above all else. For a cottage-style kitchen, the best option is butcher-block wood. This is a functional and stylish surface that is a great choice for frequent food preppers or customers that like the character in the kitchen. If properly sealed, wooden countertops are ideal for meat. Since it is naturally heat-resistant, you do not have to sacrifice quality for other heat-resistant counters like laminate. Customers have also mixed wooden counters with other natural surfaces like stone. As the main attraction, marble countertops are the number one option in the world today for its aesthetically pleasing, pristine, and timeless look. Marble creates the most high-end vision for any kitchen. However, like granite, it is porous and needs to be taken extra care of daily. Consistent sealing will prevent etching, staining, and scratching. For minimal upkeep, stainless steel counters are the way to go. The metal matches any cabinets or floors effortlessly.
The cleaning process is as easy as wiping water off the floor. Acids cannot harm your metal surface no matter how long it is left on top. Additionally, bacteria cannot grow on the cold surface of stainless steel, naming these countertops the top choice for cleanliness and ease of use. Another amazing countertop option is glass. It is streamlined and timeless. It is easy to clean and maintain. Mixing and matching glass is easy. The only drawback for glass is its hefty pricing. But this look is so popular that the sooner it is purchased the less expensive it will be since it is on the constant rise of fame. With a non-porous nature, glass countertops are one of the more durable ways to go; it’s stain-resistant, hygienic, and comes in hundreds of styles. If our clients are looking for more eco-friendly options, there are recycled countertops.
Simply put, recycled counters are a mix of materials that are sealed for safety. You will not waste materials or time when you purchase this style. If a client desires a highly customizable counter design, we recommend concrete countertops. Every part of concrete is customizable, from stain to texture to color. In addition, concrete is great for regulating temperatures in homes. Two other countertop styles include opposites soapstone and travertine. Soapstone is highly sealed and resistant while travertine is porous and high maintenance.
Last but not least, tile is a more old-fashioned but beneficial option for accenting your kitchen or bathroom. Tile countertops are incredibly easy to choose, clean, maintain, install, and to look at. Likewise, tile is a lovely accent of personality and charm for kitchens. If you are interested in ordering Counter Tops, please fill out our form and we will get started on getting you the building supplies you are looking for.