How to Choose the Right Countertop for Your New Kitchen

Countertops are one of the most important decisions you have to make, whether you are renovating a kitchen. The last thing you want is to have to replace or repair countertops every so often, so longevity should be at the top of the list of priorities for choosing countertops that last.

It is obvious that whatever material you choose, you’d like it to be aesthetically pleasing as well, bringing personal style and functionality together in perfect harmony.

There are an abundance of countertops available on the market today, which is going to make the decision more than just a little overwhelming, making it a good idea to look into the pros and cons of different materials available, whether online or in design magazines.

If you work with an established, highly respected company like ProReno, you will have design experts at your side to advise you on your ideas. You will be in a position to make an informed decision that will more than meet your expectations for a major decision like renovating or building a kitchen.

What is also great about ProReno is that they have an unrivalled range of countertops and other kitchen products that are of outstanding value for money, giving you quality at market-related prices that will suit your budget. Here are two examples of the pros and cons of some of the most popular countertops available:

Granite Pros

Every piece of granite is unique, making each piece one of a kind. With beautiful colours, patterns and mottling, you can choose the perfect colour to suit the style and décor in your kitchen. Granite is also robust. It stands up to wear and tear for many years due to its ability to withstand heat, splashes of all kinds and any other nicks that may occur while cooking.

Granite Cons

Granite does need to be sealed now and then to avoid stains, which is a lot less expensive than the alternative of replacing countertops too often. ProReno can design fitted kitchen cabinets that will be strong enough to support the weight of granite. If kitchen cabinets are not strong enough to withstand the weight of granite, sagging is inevitable.

Marble Pros

Marble is one of the most traditional choices when it comes to countertops. The glamour and veining all contribute to an overall streamlined, stylish look that never goes out of style. If you love baking, marble is the perfect choice for keeping any dough at an ideal temperature, no matter what you may be baking! Heat doesn’t affect marble, and it stays cool, no matter the season.

Marble Cons

You may want to think about only using marble in a few areas instead of on every countertop. Despite sealing, marble still chip and scratch. It is also more likely to stain than granite and other countertop materials.

These are just two examples of what’s out there in terms of countertops. There are many more, such as soapstone, laminate, butcher blocks, concrete and more, but please consult with the team at Proreno before you make the final choice.

Exclusively fitted kitchens in Johannesburg and Pretoria is what ProReno has been doing successfully for 16 years. With our attention to detail, along with award-winning service excellence, you will end up with the right countertop to suit your style perfectly. If you have questions or want to request a quote, feel free to get in touch with the team today!

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