Countertops

Things to Consider when Choosing a new countertop material.

As a customer, looks are important when considering what stone you’re going to purchase for your countertops. When it comes to working on a kitchen or bathroom you’re naturally going to gravitate toward elements that catch your eye aesthetically, however, another important component of any design project is function. This goes for spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, which both are the highest traffic areas in your home.
As tempting as it might be to select a kitchen or bath countertop based on looks alone, there are several other things worth considering before you make a final decision. Our experience working with designers, builders, and homeowners to find the perfect countertop materials has made it clear that durability, maintenance, and cost are three major factors that should go into determining the right countertop choice.

But what other things should you consider? We composed a list of questions that our countertop experts here at GranCreations Inc. typically ask when people visit us looking for the right kitchen or bath countertop material:

  • Is this an upgrade for you or are you remodeling to sell?
  • How many people will use the space on an average day? Does this include children?
  • Do you use your countertops frequently to bake or cook?
  • Are you planning a simple half bathroom or master bathroom?
  • ŸDo you want a custom-installed countertop or just a small vanity top?
  • Do you use hair color, nail polish, make-up or other items with color that might stain in the bathroom?
  • What’s your budget for the project?
  • Is there a certain material or particular look that you are going for?
  • Have you thought about what kind of sink you’d like to have?
  • Are you comfortable with the idea of sealing the countertop at least once a year?
  • When it comes to color, do you prefer to decorate with neutrals or do you enjoy making a bold statement with color?

Taking some time to think about each of these questions, and making notes, will make you better prepared for a visit to our showroom or even with your interior designer or architect. They’re all important factors that will lead you towards the material that’s ideal for your project. We’d be happy to talk these items over with you and provide suggestions for a kitchen or bath countertop that you will love!