Installing Kitchen Countertops? Here’s The Good, Bad, and Ugly Countertops to Know About

Install Kitchen CountertopsUnless you’re building your house from the ground up, chances are you’ll come across different parts of your home that don’t quite fit your style.  Typically, the kitchen is one of the most public rooms in your house and has the most potential to reflect your personal style.  Unfortunately, one of the biggest culprits in outdated kitchens is the countertop.  They have the potential to make or break your kitchen’s aesthetic appeal.  Here are some examples of good, bad, and just plain ugly countertop styles to know when you’re installing kitchen countertops in your home.

The Good

Granite countertops are by far the most popular style in kitchens today.  Their classic look enables them to coordinate with any type of flooring, from ceramic tiles to hickory wood flooring.  Their durability allows them a lifetime of use, and the latest sealants make them very low-maintenance.  As the popularity of granite countertops increases, their prices are slowly coming down.  If you’re looking for the best quality countertops, you can’t go wrong with granite.

The Bad

Typically, the older a countertop is, the more chance it has of showing signs of wear.  Less durable countertop types like laminate and butcher block are more susceptible to scratches and stains.  Even ceramic tile countertops can crack and stain under too much stress. Plus the grout tends to need a lot of maintenance.  Thankfully, these types of countertops can usually be repaired or refinished with minimal work and financial investment and can be made to coordinate better with your ceramic tile or hardwood floor.

The Ugly

You’ve probably seen pictures of awful countertops.  Some new homeowners have been faced with harvest gold or olive green laminate countertops from the 1970s.  Others have discovered countertops covered in stains, cracks and cuts.  The thing to keep in mind is that these countertops were once the height of interior design.  So, when picking out countertops for your kitchen, it’s important to remember that the most contemporary styles won’t necessarily withstand the test of time.

Choosing new countertops can be a simple way to give your kitchen a much-needed update before the hardwood floor installers show up.  Whether you’re building a new kitchen or remodeling an old one, you should choose a countertop that not only matches your personal style, but that will also provide a pleasing, neutral aesthetic to your kitchen for years to come.

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About Dobson Floors
For almost 40 years, Dobson Floors, an employee owned company, has been the established provider of flooring, tile and countertops in North Texas for residential and commercial customers. As part of America’s leading flooring retail group, Flooring America, their 500-store nationwide buying power guarantees you low prices on thousands of flooring options backed by the most solid warranties in the flooring industry. They are committed to providing every customer with the best selection, the best prices and the best service available anywhere.

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