Choosing the right kitchen countertop can be quite complicated and expensive. Before making such a decision, you need to make sure that you are very well informed by Buy and Build Denver retailers about the variety of materials from which countertops can be made, as well as about their advantages and disadvantages.
- On the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, invented in 1812 by the German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs (1773-1839), quartz has the 7th degree, which means that its hardness is superior to that of steel. This makes it a great countertop material, very resistant and requiring very little maintenance. A quartz kitchen countertop is antibacterial, heat and moisture resistant and it is not prone to stains or scratches. When it comes to its aspect, this material is beautiful, authentic, satisfying even people with the most pretentious design tastes.
- Granite has properties similar to those of the composite quartz, but unlike it, it is less resistant and does not come in such a wide range of colors.
- Marble is stylish, but it stains very easily and requires regular maintenance.
- The cheapest kitchen countertop is made of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), which is resistant in the kitchen environment, easy to clean and available in many colors, which makes it easy to match with the rest of the kitchen. However, it is good to know that its resistance to heat is low and the material itself does not have antibacterial properties, so it requires thorough cleaning.