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Whether you’re building a brand new kitchen or renovating an existing one, you’ll want to create something that’s at once functional, comfortable and pleasant to be in. One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make will be the countertops. Given the dizzying array of choices we now have when it comes to materials for countertops, it can also be one of the most difficult decisions. The kitchen countertops experts at Bossio Stone, in Edmonton, suggest keeping a few things in mind when deciding on your countertops.

  • How much wear & tear will your countertops experience? If you have a large family and expect a lot of traffic in your kitchen, you might want a countertop material that is very resistant and easy to clean. Consider quartz for a busy kitchen. It resembles natural stone and is resistant to stains and scratches. It also comes in a wide variety of colours, and you will never need to apply a seal.

  • If you’re operating on a budget you also have some good options. Tiles are a very good DIY option. We have a large selection of tile sizes and colours and they are generally quite resistant to scratches, stains and even heat. Tiles are also easy to replace if an accident ever occurs. While not as durable as other options, laminate is also budget-friendly, comes in a range of colours and is easy to clean.

  • Once you’ve chosen your material, you should also think about what type of edges you wish to have around your countertop. Most come with basic square edges, but for a little added security, especially if you have small children, consider having the corners rounded—also called bullnose. Other options, such as a French cove, ogee or marine edge, can add a special touch to your kitchen.

Top it off in style Whether you choose the durability of quartz, the budget-friendliness of tile, or other popular materials such as granite, marble or stainless steel, your counter tops can create a unique and inviting environment for you, your family and your guests to enjoy. At Bossio Stone, we can help you make the right decisions for your kitchen. Visit our website, or give us a call for more tips and suggestions.

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