Selecting the Right Counter Top

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When choosing the right countertop material for your kitchen or bathroom, you have plenty of options to choose from. These materials are available at different price points, different colors and different patterns. The most common choices are:

Laminate countertops are basic, low-cost countertops. Made of plastic laminate which is glued to a pressed wood surface, this type of countertop offers a wide range of color and pattern options.

Today’s laminate can appear like natural stone, but it has its limitations. Laminate can get easily damaged, and not easily repaired. There is no room to buff out damage. Their life expectancy is not more than 10-15 years.

Quartz countertops are a fit between natural stone and synthetic countertops. These are available in attractive color and pattern variations. This type of countertop is made of ground quartz which is blended with synthetic, coloring, and other materials to form a natural, unique look. It is pricey though.

Granite countertops are a universal favorite. Its elegance is next to none. Since granite is a natural stone, it’s color variations and stunning patterns are unparalleled by any other man-made material.

Granite is highly durable and resistant to stains and scratches. It can be repaired too unless the damage is too deep.

Porcelain tile countertops. The tile does not stain, but the grout can. Tile can also chip and crack. It is budget-friendly and allows for a customized pattern.

The problem with all these countertop materials is after a time they may no longer be in style or may not match your decor. If you bought a house from someone you may be stuck with their taste or lack of and replacement can be costly.

Total Koatings has a solution! We can resurface any solid hard surface so countertops are easily refinished. Imperfections are repaired first leaving you with a stain-resistant porcelain coating in the color of your choice. The best part is the countertops don’t have to be removed and it is very budget-friendly. Give us a call for a free estimate.




Author: Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith is the founder and co-owner at Total Koatings, Inc in Sarasota, Florida. This is a family franchise business owned by Jerry and daughter Jodie Smith with Jerry's sons Steve and Randy both factory trained technicians along with other non-family staff. Serving Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte counties since 2006 with thousands of satisfied customers.

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