If you’ve thought about remodeling your kitchen, you know how expensive it can be. But what if you could change the whole ambiance of the room by replacing just one item? You can do that with new solid surface tops, known to most people as kitchen counter tops.
Think about how much use your kitchen gets; the kids traipse through raiding the fridge, you or your spouse cook meals there, you may have a table or bar where you eat meals. The kitchen table or breakfast gets a lot of use-for homework, chatting over coffee, planning menus or even doing the household budget. It’s no wonder your kitchen counters are worn and tired looking!
There are many different types of solid surface tops, one for every taste and budget. You might remember when laminate counter tops were introduced and how they looked after a few years’ use. There have been significant changes in these counter tops and they are now beautiful, durable and tough. They are also the least expensive way to upgrade your kitchen; delivery and installation can be done in less than one day. You can choose from a wide variety of colors and patterns to give your kitchen a whole new look.
If you are an earthier person who likes warm colors and natural settings you might want to consider butcher block solid surface tops. These wooden counter tops add warmth and heart to your kitchen and with proper maintenance they age beautifully, just as every other fine wood does. You’ll be sure to find a grain and color that you love. This type of counter is versatile in that you can combine a section or two with another type of counter top. A butcher block section of counter can provide a wonderful, warm contrast when the rest of your counter tops are building products of another type such as laminate or granite.
Granite is very popular these days and for good reason. Granite is one of the few finished building products that boasts a unique pattern for each piece. This type of stone is remarkable for the richly colored veins of minerals winding through it, making no two pieces alike. It is incredibly durable, easy to clean and disinfect and will not discolor even under some of the most stringent conditions. There are wonderful colors to choose from and once new granite counter tops are installed, you’ll feel as if you have a whole new kitchen!
Another choice is cultured marble such as Corian. It is a beautiful material for solid surface tops, easy to take care of and extremely durable. (Natural marble should not be used in kitchens, as it is porous.) Cultured marble comes in many different colors and patterns and is solid and durable. This type of counter top is also very popular, not only because of its beauty but because it adds to the value of your home.
Dean Lumber is proud of our selection of materials in our solid surface tops. If you would like to upgrade your kitchen by replacing your counter tops, we have a wide variety of building products for you to choose from in the Southern Maryland area.