When it comes to countertops, we are witnessing a changing of the guard. No longer is granite head and shoulders above the rest of the competition. As a new generation enters the housing market, traditional countertop materials, mainly granite, is quickly losing ground to alternative options that possess a number of financial and logistical advantages.
1. Laminate Countertops
Sturdy and durable, laminate countertops now come in a vast array of colors and patterns. Many are indistinguishable from real stone while others offer a unique look that natural stone cannot provide. While granite is easily chipped or broken and requires very special care, laminate from industry titans such as Formica Group and Wilson Art are all but indestructible.
2. Butcher Block Countertops
While wood countertops do require some extra care just as granite countertops do, butcher block countertops do not have to be coddled and treated gently like granite does. The wooden countertop option can provide your kitchen with a look that is both modern and classic. From producers such as John Boos, butcher block countertops are perfect for an island surface and can even give your kitchen the feel of your favorite bar and grill.
3. Cultured Marble Vanity Tops
Made from a combination of stone particles, resins and pigments, cultured marble offers an abundance of looks. Mostly found in bathrooms as vanity tops and shower pans, cultured marble continues to gain in popularity. Durable and easy to care for, cultured marble comes in a variety of colors and designs. Prefabricated molds or specially designed surfaces can be found in abundance at Custom Design Countertops in Santa Rosa, California and we have grown into the local leader for cultured marble vanity tops.