Choosing Your Countertops
by Janna Chappell, EDGEhomes Designer
Choosing the right countertops for your home is such an important decision. Obviously color, material, and price point are the main factors in choosing the right countertop, but because there are so many different color trends, distinct materials, and varying price points involved when selecting countertops, it can be a little tricky. I’ll do a quick comparison of the functional and visual benefits of each of the countertop options that EDGEhomes has to offer.
EDGEhomes provides a 2cm granite countertop as the included option for our kitchens. Which is pretty exciting, because granite is a beautiful and timeless material! I’ll list just a few more benefits of having granite countertops in your home: placing hot items on granite will not damage the surface, once sealed granite is stain resistant, granite is sanitary (non-porous), the various minerals within granite add depth and character making every granite top different, the color of your granite countertop will never fade, granite countertops add value to your home. Granite countertops are great for home buyers who want a more traditional, transitional, or classic look in their homes. Granite countertops look great with a variety flooring options, and painted or stained cabinets. They are very versatile and aesthetically pleasing in any home.
Edge also offers several quartz options for kitchen or bathroom countertops. Quartz is a manufactured product from natural materials. Because quartz it is manufactured, there is a wider range of colors than you’ll find with granite. It has the same hardness and durability as granite, and doesn’t require any sealants (it is naturally non-porous). It provides a more contemporary look for home buyers who want the same quality and durability as granite, but a more simple and minimalistic look. All of our quartz and granite countertops come with under-mounted sinks, which are very easy to clean and very easy on the eyes!
Cultured marble is a great option for bathroom countertops. One of the greatest benefits to cultured marble countertops is that it is very affordable. It is a solid surface and very easy to clean because the sinks are seamless and the entire surface is smooth. Many people also love the clean and simple look that cultured marble provides. It doesn’t have lot of grain or variation in it, so it has a very classic and timeless look — perfect to complement a variety cabinet colors and styles.
Laminate countertops are included in Edge Home’s bathrooms and included with additional cabinetry added as well. Laminate countertops are popular because of their price point, and they are durable and long-lasting in areas with low traffic (such as guest bathrooms, laundry rooms, or kid’s bathrooms). They are low maintenance and only require to be wiped down with a damp cloth when needed. Laminate countertops are versatile and come in a huge variety of finishes. They have become much better looking in recent years and there are several color and style options to choose from!