Countertops that will last Part 1

Oct 1, 2021 | Blog

Upgrading your kitchen is no small feat because it takes time, effort and last but not least, money.  One potentially costly element of this process is getting the right countertop.  Finding the right countertop for your home and lifestyle is crucial.  Features like durability are just as important a factor to consider as whether or not the slab you choose will match your cabinets.

Over the next 2 weeks we have pulled together a few essential tips we think will give you a new kitchen counter that will stand the test of time.

Chip Resistance
Dropped pots and pans, bangs from moving furniture and daredevil kids means that your home needs chip-resistant countertops.  When it comes to battling all of life’s nicks, jabs and blows, quartz and Dekton top the list of most durable materials.  Although marble can be one of the most beautiful countertop materials on the market, it is also one of the most vulnerable when it comes to getting chipped and dented.

Scratch Resistance
We know we don’t have to tell you to use a cutting board on your countertop, but what about your 10-year-old, learning to cut carrots for the first time?  If you’re looking for a kitchen counter that doesn’t need to be babysitting, opt for one with a scratch-resistant surface.  Dekton comes to the rescue again and offers superior scratch resistance so you can accidentally slice the surface while it retains its beauty.  Another bonus about scratch-resistant countertops is that they don’t hold onto germs in tiny scratches that you can’t see.

Heat Resistance
Have you ever found yourself absent-mindedly putting hot pots and pans on your countertops on a regular basis?  Heat-resistant countertop materials need to be at the top of your list.  Dekton’s low coefficient of thermal expansion makes it Thermal Shock proof from both extreme heat and extreme cold. It’s natural resistance to ice and thawing makes it perfect for use in even the coldest environments.

We will continue this series next week.

Have a great weekend

Clinton and Fiona