Guide to Kitchen Countertops

The durability of a kitchen countertop can make all the difference in a home that is more than just a place to cook and eat. After a careful inspection, we are ready to tell you why you should–or should not- install any of the durable kitchen counters on your home. For example, granite countertops may look like a good choice, but you may want to choose between a porcelain kitchen countertop (which is not as durable as porcelain) and a glass kitchen countertop (which can be broken more easily and require an expensive replacement). Let’s look at some of the most popular choices for durability in kitchen countertops. Interested readers can find more information about them at Knoxville Kitchen Countertops.

Marble: Marble is a beautiful stone, but it is also very heavy. If your kitchen is on the upper floors of your house, you may need a heavy-duty sealant to keep your countertop from getting damaged by this weight. Some types of countertop materials do not need an extra layer of protection, however. Quartz is another highly recommended countertop material.

Stone: Stones can be great, but they can also be highly porous and break down more quickly than other types of countertop materials. The biggest problem with stone is that when they crack, they are permanently etched into your kitchen countertop. A marble countertop will often crack after only a few years, whereas a granite countertop will crack after several decades. Porcelain: Another popular choice is porcelain, which look like granite, but it does not hold up as well. Porcelain countertops do not require a sealant, because porcelain does not have the impurities like marble. However, they do need to be installed properly, because porcelain can crack. Finally, it is important to check the hardness of a granite countertop before purchasing it.

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Granite Depot of Knoxville
8843 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923
Phone Number: (865) 290-1880