Granite and Quartz Countertop Materials
New kitchen countertops can definitely add the finishing touch to your newly refaced cabinets. For example, just imagine how stunning a rich, black granite countertop looks in contrast to newly refaced doors and drawers finished in white. The results can be absolutely stunning.
Quartz and granite are two very popular materials for countertops. Before you select a material for your countertop, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of each.
Granite Countertops are Hot
Granite countertops continue to grow in popularity because they give any kitchen design a rich look of sophistication. These natural stone countertops are also known for:
- Being easy to clean.
- Adding a strikingly beautiful contrast to the look of stainless steel appliances.
- Being highly resistant to heat.
- Blending well with a variety of refaced cabinet materials including cherry, oak, and maple.
One disadvantage of granite countertops, however, is that they are porous and can stain easily. To avoid staining your granite countertop, be sure to seal the stone on a regular basis. One final note: if you visit the fabricator personally you can select the exact look and texture you desire.
Quartz Countertops: an Alternative to Granite
Quartz countertops are also growing in popularity because they offer the look of granite countertops with fewer maintenance issues. Quartz, a man-made product, is available in a vast array of colors, including:
- Sage and blue hues and patterns
- Brown and black tones
- White and cream colors
Consider the look you desire when planning your cabinet refacing project. Granite countertops are much more porous than quartz but offer a rich look. While quartz is more durable but doesn’t look as natural as granite.
When planning the cabinet refacing for your new kitchen, peruse the various patterns and colors. Compare the granite and quartz countertops. Imagine how each would look with your newly refaced cabinets. Done properly, the finished product provides a dramatic and striking new dimension to your kitchen.