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Types of Countertops

There are so many ways to use a kitchen. Cooking, entertaining, office space, homework. The surfaces you have play an important role in how your kitchen looks and functions. If you’re looking to update your countertops or choosing new ones, here are a few options you should consider.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are a type of engineered stone, made up of mostly quartz and other resins or composites. They are extremely durable, non-porous, easy to maintain and hygienic. Maintenance is low and requires just some soap and water. It is available in many colors and textures making it one of the most popular options today.

Granite Countertops

Granite is a natural stone countertop which is very popular and has become a more affordable option. It comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, is very durable and resistant to chips or scratching. It does require sealing in order to preserve the finish but when done regularly will help the countertops to last for decades.

Laminate Countertops

As one of the most affordable options, laminate is a popular choice for countertops. Laminate is made up for particleboard, resin and plastic. They are easy to maintain and clean. Laminate can be manufactured in a way to mimic the style of stone, wood or solid colors.

Butcher Block Countertops 

A trendy, popular option is butcher block countertops made of natural wood slabs like maple, oak, ash or bamboo. Each type of wood material provides its own unique look. Butcher block comes as either sealed or unsealed. Wood is a porous material and so stains need to be cleaned up quickly. Regular oiling is the required maintenance to keep these countertops looking their best.

Willingham and Sons offers a wide selection of building supplies including countertops. Come take a walk through our extensive warehouse and see the options for yourself. Our experienced staff can help answer any questions you may have.

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