You may like the way that granite counter tops look, but not how much they cost. Thankfully home remodeling technology has made it possible to get counter tops that have the look of granite tops but do not come with the same price tag as regular granite counters. Learn more about the most affordable and efficient granite-like counter tops.
Laminate counter tops can look more like granite tops than ever and perform just as well as granite. You may also like the fact that you can individualize your laminate faux-granite counter top to fit your personal style and taste. Another great thing about laminate is that it is non-porous, which means there is no need for you to seal or reseal it. One caveat to keep in mind with laminate counter tops is that they are not as durable as genuine granite.
Solid surfacing is made to replicate the look of stone and is created from plastic resin composites. Just like with laminate, you will have several options when it comes to the pattern and color of your solid surfacing counter tops. This particular option is known for being impact- and stain-resistant as well as hygienic. If you want a curved or angled counter in your kitchen, go for solid surfacing. Bear in mind that this particular material is usually more expensive than laminate and does not have the same veining you see in genuine granite.
You will be hard pressed to find a material that looks more like natural stone than engineered composites. For the veining of granite, you can add colorants. There are also several options available to you as far as color and design are concerned with engineered composites.
Polymer slabs can be custom-built to fit directly over your current laminate countertops. They are highly resistant to cold, heat, stains and scratches. Now you can quickly and easily re-cover your old countertops. For an entirely new kitchen or a remodel, you will have to remove your current cabinets and counter tops.
Rather than spending more money on necessary for genuine granite, opt for a more affordable option.
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