Do you consider yourself a certified chef who requires a countertop material that can take the heat? If so, we’re here to tell you that you’re in luck. We offer durable countertop surfaces that withstand spills, stains, and heat. As the New Year emerges and you consider what home improvement projects to tackle, check out these heat-resistant countertop materials we offer.
Granite Countertops Rank High in Performance
Granite depends on a melting process in its formation, making it heat-tolerant. In the past, you could only find granite in wealthy households. However, today many homeowners find beautiful and cost-effective granite slabs to transform their kitchens and bathrooms.
Quartz is High-Quality
Quartz is an engineered stone consisting of quartz crystals and resins. Quartz countertops, like granite, are durable and require minimal maintenance. However, unlike granite and other natural stone countertops, you don’t have to seal engineered stone. Additionally, quartz has high heat resistance to hot pots and other cookware.
Soapstone is Superb
Soapstone is not a common countertop material. However, it offers a rich look with superb heat resistance. You’ll appreciate its natural look and versatility, and it is easily repairable. However, you don’t want to chop vegetables or slice meat directly on soapstone. Instead, use a cutting board because it is a material that’s susceptible to scratches and cuts.
Choosing Between these Three Countertop Materials
Are you unsure of which countertop material to choose? If so, it’s best to seek the advice of a reputable, professional countertop specialist to select a material that will provide many years of durability and enjoyment. Regardless of which countertop material you choose, you want to maintain it based on the manufacturer’s instructions and treat it carefully.
For example, although granite is durable, you don’t want to put bleach on it. Otherwise, you face weakening this surface and discoloring it. Also, being heat-resistant is not the same as being heat-proof. So, regardless, you always want to err on the side of caution by placing pots and pans on a trivet.
You can ask yourself these four questions to help you choose the best countertop material:
- What is my budget?
- What is my style?
- What is my lifestyle?
- Do I prefer a low-maintenance countertop?
Contact our professionals today at Rock Tops Fabrication so that we can help you choose a beautiful, custom bathroom or kitchen countertop.
QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR CUSTOM COUNTERTOPS?
If you have questions regarding kitchen or bathroom countertop trends for 2020, Rock Tops Fabrication is here to answer them. Our trained professionals are here to make sure that your new kitchen is designed and finished in exactly the way you want it. We service Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Feel free to give us a call at 410-363-4257. For more information, tips, and tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, and Houzz.