Whether your project is a kitchen, a bath, a dressing room or an office reception area, HBS HOME walk you though the wealth of countertop options available for your consideration. Some of the most commonly used countertop choices include:
Practically maintenance-free, engineered quartz countertops are stain, acid, scratch, heat and impact resistant. Quartz comes in a variety of colors and patterns and does not need to be sealed like natural stone countertops.
The perennial favorite of most homeowners, granite countertops lend a high-end look to any bathroom vanity or kitchen and make for a very durable prep surface. Granite does require regular sealing (typically, once a year) and requires a bit more maintenance to keep its good looks.
Butcher Block style wood countertops are both decorative and functional and serve as an ideal food prep area. Highly heat resistant, wood countertops are totally sanitary when properly sealed.
CUSTOM WOOD PLANKING
The expert craftsmen at Hamilton Building Supply can create stunning wide plank wood countertops from a variety of wood species, giving your kitchen a stunning finishing touch that will stand out for years to come.
Traditionally the most budget-friendly of all countertop options, laminates are now available in many new patterns that resemble natural stone, wood or even quartz - all at a fraction of the cost.
Available in a multitude of colors and patterns, tile provides almost limitless design possibilities. It blends with most kitchen decors from modern to traditional and everything inbetween. Tile is relatively easy to install, making it a favorite choice of the do-it-yourself enthusiast. Tile is heat and stain resistant but it is important to seal the grout.
While it is available with a high polished smooth finish, soapstone countertops can be offered in a variety of different textures from rough to that smooth polished surface somewhere in between. Soapstone does not stain. Soapstone counters are not harmed by hot pots, citrus, wine, acids or chemicals and the only measure that is recommended (but not required) is a mineral oil treatment to enhance the stone’s natural darkening process.
Don’t be confused by the many choices open to you. Our professional designers can guide you to the most appropriate options based on such considerations as cabinet style and finish, lifestyle patterns and family size.