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Which Counter Top Surface Is Best for You?

Which Counter Top Surface Is Best for You?

Homeownership is a splendid thing! If no one has given you a congratulatory high-five on your new home, let us here at A Mother’s Touch Movers be the first to give you a hearty woo-hoo! We know the market in Brevard County, FL is low on inventory and you probably had a few mishaps on the way to your dream home, but those are behind you now and let’s celebrate! Throughout our over 30 years of moving experience, we have had the opportunity to usher so many residents of Melbourne and beyond into their new homes.

We are Melbourne’s premier movers and are so grateful for the chance to work with you as you move into this new phase of your life. If your new home needs an updated kitchen, you have a lot to consider. Today’s post is going to be all about kitchen countertops. After all, you are going to spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen so it pays to know your options and choose wisely. You have to keep resale in mind even if you are determined to stay in your new digs forever. Kitchens matter now and in the future, because they make a huge difference to buyers. If you recently bought a home that needs a kitchen update, let’s talk kitchen counters. You’ve got choices, but how do you know which one is best. Read on for more information.

Granite has long been the surface of choice and for good reason. It is a beautiful and natural choice that is derived from mined stone. Once mined, the slabs of granite are polished for a beautiful shine. Granite is durable and lovely but it does have its drawbacks. Each slab of granite must be sealed before installation. This process must be repeated over time as well. However, for those of you who want to reduce your carbon footprint, granite is a great choice. There are multiple varieties to suit all manner of tastes too.

Marble is another natural option that provides homeowners with a classic look. There really is nothing like it. Marble has a clean aesthetic that has enhanced its popularity and it is gorgeous. Marble is generally heat resistant which is great when you’ve got a hot plate that you need to set down immediately. It can also be supremely cost-effective depending on your slab of choice, but it does have drawbacks. For one thing, marble is porous even after it is sealed. This means that it is susceptible to stains. Wine and oils are not its friends. Another thing to consider is how easily it scratches. If you are gentle this should not be a problem for you, but if not, it can get scratched. You have to be careful with cleaners too, and if this is something you’d rather avoid, marble may not be your choice.

Lastly, we come to quartz countertops. They have become all the rage as of late and for good reason. Quartz looks incredibly like stone but in actuality, it is a man-made manufactured product by combining roughly 90% quartz with additional additives such as polymers, resins, and colors. The end product looks incredibly like stone. It is highly durable and comes in a variety of colors to suit all tastes.

You have several options when it comes to countertop upgrades so ask around and do your research. While we cannot assist you with this decision, we can make your Melbourne, FL move seamless. Contact our office today and let us help you take the stress out of moving.

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