Countertop installation and repair services throughout the nation all have access to multiple types of countertop materials, textures, designs, and sizes. Deciding between the types has a lot to consider, and having a countertop installation professional helps clear up the differences and perks for your price point.
Granite countertop installation remains the most expensive form of countertop, pricing at anywhere between $40 and $160 per square foot, depending on slab and type. What you lose in cost to granite you make up for in incredible resilience and natural beauty of the stone. As the hardest surface and the most heat resistant, it allows for the most wear and tear your family can throw at it, rarely resulting in the need for a countertop repair specialist. The one crucial thing to be aware of is chips and scratches on your granite countertop. Though chips are easy to repair with the original piece, scratches remain difficult to fix on granite, when they rarely occur.
Laminate is a terrific, inexpensive surface that is included frequently in homes, apartments, and the workplace. As the least expensive option available, ranging from $15-$20 per square foot at the low end, going up to $60 for intricate custom designs and texture. However, opposite granite, the low cost initially often catches up down the line with laminate countertop repair becoming essential. As an artificial surface, it is incredibly susceptible to heat damage and more apparent wear-and-tear than granite or solid surface would offer you.
Solid surfaces and quartz have the most modern appearance as opposed to granite or laminate, often sporting nearly invisible seams and a glossy or matte appearance dependent on which type. Generally speaking, they both stay roughly in between laminate and granite, with high end solid surfaces or quartz reaching upwards of $160 per square foot. Regardless of the intricacy of the material, both surface types excel at repelling damage and being relatively heat resistant. Quartz, in specific, is a much more popular choice for residential or commercial countertop installations with a focus on heat resistance. The trade off, unlike solid surfaces, quartz seams are lightly visible and the surface is often high gloss. To see the slight differences between the two, contact your local countertop repair professional or countertop installation professional.
Classic countertops, with their decades of experience, are always prepared to help the customer find their optimal price point and optimal surface for what works for their family or workplace. Contact Bill Blackert at Classic Countertops