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Different Types of Countertop in Austin

If you are considering new countertops, explore your options. Granite countertops have been the most popular during the past 10 years, but other countertop materials are rising in popularity. Here are the most installed countertops.

Granite

Granite is available in several grades: the better the grade, the higher the price. Granite is a natural stone that creates a beautiful and elegant look for any kitchen. It's extremely durable and resistant to heat. Granite countertops are available in a wide range of colors.

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granite and marble countertops

Wood or Butcher Block

Wood or butcher block countertops are a great choice for a rustic-themed kitchen. Maple and oak are most often used, and they are sealed to prevent staining. There is more maintenance involved with wood countertops than most other countertops. They need to be sanded and resealed about once a year (more or less, depending upon use).

Concrete

Concrete is a great countertop option for those who seek a one-of-a-kind look for their kitchen. There are many benefits to installing concrete countertops, but be aware that they can cost $65-$100 per square foot.

Benefits include durability – they resist all types of damage including chipping, cracking, and scratching; simple maintenance – they need to be resealed about once a year; eco-friendly- concrete is a widely available and renewable resource, which makes it the preferred choice for homeowners seeking an eco-friendly countertop option.

Additionally, concrete countertops can be formed on-site, which eliminates seams in the countertop.

Engineered Stone (Quartz)

Engineered stone countertops are composed of quartz particles mixed with colored pebbles, polymers, and epoxy. They cost about the same as granite. The advantage over granite is that engineered stone is available in a larger range of colors. The countertops resist scratches and require annual sealing.