Picking Your Countertops

It’s time to redo the kitchen and the countertops in your Frisco or North Texas home, but what material do you use? The choices are endless, but your budget is not. You need to get the most for your money, so you need to know your choices. We’ve created a list of materials at every price point with a discussion of their pros and cons.

Laminate Countertops
Pros: Inexpensive, low-maintenance, can mimic expensive surfaces, no special chemicals are required for cleaning, and easily replaceable.
Cons: Not resistant to heat, can scratch, can look dull and old if not maintains, and highly susceptible to burn marks.

Tile Countertops
Pros: Stylish, low cost, and can be customized into any shape or size.
Cons: Uneven surface collects food particles than can be difficult to clean, easily chipped, and occasionally needs new grout.

Engineered Stone Countertops
Pros: Resilient, looks like natural stone, enhanced durability, usually comes with a warranty, and requires very little maintenance.
Cons: High upfront cost and must be vigilant to clean up spills otherwise they will seep into the cracks and cause odor.

Solid-surface Countertops
Pros: Versatile, scratches can be sanded out, and virtually maintenance free.
Cons: Can have artificial look, not resistant to heat, and is easily scratched.

Granite Countertops
Pros: Most popular option in kitchen, extremely durable, and elegant.
Cons: Must be sealed, seal must be maintained, and must have a sturdy base.

Marble Countertops
Pros: Elegant, remains cool, and wonderful for pastry and baking.
Cons: Expensive, stains often, and scratches easily if not sealed..