Faith Floors

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Kitchen Countertop?

As we follow the evolution of kitchen countertops through the years, you’ll notice the current market is relatively dominated by granite. Concrete, quartz, and butcher block are all equally trending at the moment here in College Station. Not sure what countertop is best for you? Let’s take a look at the options.

Consider Function

Current countertops are more functional, with examples such as grooves routed into the surface that direct water into the sink—and even hydraulic lifts for automated countertop heights.  Start by deciding what your needs are and the level of upkeep you are willing to put into maintaining your surface.

Needs vs. Wants

A high-traffic kitchen can benefit from materials such as tile, concrete or butcher block. (Keep in mind that butcher block will need to be refinished and sanded down as part of maintenance. The upside is its durability and cleaning it is a breeze!) Quartz is another great option for relatively low maintenance, style and durability. It’s no surprise that granite still reigns supreme when it comes to popularity, due to its style, ability to resist scratches, high temps and stains. Just make sure you remember to seal it.

Stay Within Budget

Selecting the perfect countertop for your home ultimately may come down to budget. For the most bang for your buck, ceramic tile, natural stone tile, shalestone and concrete are all popular (and attractive) options. Need more advice? Let the design professionals at Faith Floors & More help you take your kitchen countertop to the next level.