Tips For Having Custom Countertops Installed In Your Home

Purchasing new countertops during a full kitchen remodel or a refresh of the current room can make a huge difference in how your kitchen looks. But since new custom countertops can require a large financial investment, it is never a good idea to purchase them on a whim. If you plan on buying custom countertops for your home's kitchen, use the following tips:

Material

In this day and age, you can choose from granite, quartz, wood, and even cement countertops. Before making a choice and signing a contract with a contractor, it is important to understand the pros and cons of the countertop that you want to install. It is essential to choose a countertop material that you can maintain properly so it looks great for years after it is installed.

Maintenance

The overall appearance should not be your main criteria when choosing new custom countertops for your kitchen. It is also in your best interest to choose countertops that you can easily maintain on your own. Granite and quartz are easy to keep clean and are non-porous, but they need to be resealed on a regular basis in order to maintain their beauty and remain safe to prepare food on.

Butcher block wood and concrete custom countertops are trendy, but they have their own issues when it comes to keeping them clean and maintained. Before buying custom countertops for your kitchen, it is in your best interest to learn as much as possible about caring for the material before you have them installed.

Durability

New kitchen countertops are not cheap, which is why is is a good idea to buy ones that are very durable and can last for a long time. The last thing you want to do is replace your current countertops with new ones that look old and outdated in just a couple of years. Look for a material that will last, can endure being used on a daily basis, and is easy to clean and disinfect.

Warranty

When you order custom countertops you usually can't get a refund, but you should have a warranty on the materials and labor. If you are unhappy about the look of the custom countertops that you purchased, or believe that the installation was sub-par, don't be afraid to speak out. Reputable licensed kitchen remodeling contractors will be willing to make things right and ensure that you are completely happy with your new custom countertops. 

Talk with a company like House Of Floors for more information.

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