Countertop Installers: Make Sure You Get The Right Counters For Your 94121, California Home
Although it is rare, there are those people who will walk in to the local contractor’s office and say they want “something” done with their kitchen, but they really do not know what. They think it “might” be the countertops, but again, they are not really sure. The contractor shows them a book or two and voila! They find what they want. Most people have a set idea in their mind, the look they are going for, the style and the material. Others might have it narrowed down to a concept but are not sure what they want to create it with. And still others will have the concept and material in mind but do not really want to pay the price for the real thing. For them, there will have to be alternatives found. No matter what you are looking for, or what material you think will work best, the professional countertop professionals in 94121, California can help you find the best solution for your home, your design and your budget.
To make sure you really do get what you are looking for, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Know drawbacks of each material:
- Tile has grout that will suck up stains and can eventually loosen
- Stone can absorb stains and odors.
- Quartz is non-forgiving to glasses and dishes
- Plastic laminates will singe, burn, peel or even melt when exposed to heat
- All countertops must be properly installed or they will move and possibly crack
Know what you hope to accomplish:
- Are you going for elegant design and classic lines (quartz, stone, marble)
- Would you rather be trendy and funky (stone and others)
- Are you working with a smaller budget? (Plastic laminates)
- Would you like a more retro look? (Butcher block)
- Are you concerned about environmental factors? (Check 94121, California contractor’s
guides for what the greenest choices are for your area.)
Other tips to keep in mind:
- Know what you can realistically afford before you even start looking. Do not be swayed by the outright beauty of a pale rose slab of marble when you cannot afford it.
- Know what will work with your kitchen. Butcher block in an ultra modern kitchen would be out of place and jarring at best.
- Do not sacrifice ideals for design- if you want to go green, then look only at the green choices. There are a surprising variety of them to be had.