Countertops in Spokane, Washington
If you are looking for a long lasting smooth hard surface that will enhance the beauty and value of your home you have found the right place.
At Norman Construction, we use only the finest countertops available. Even after years of use, we can install Spokane countertops that will look and continue to look like new. There are different types of countertops that can be installed, and each one has their benefits. Please feel free to contact us, to discuss the best countertops for your home remodeling project.
Different Types of Countertops
Solid materials, including stainless steel and man-made products such as Corian and wood, can be used for entire countertops. Sometimes solid materials are installed on just an island or other limited area in a kitchen with mostly tile or laminate countertops, for example, to provide a smooth surface for rolling dough or chopping.
In general, wood is not a good countertop material. It takes very high maintenance to keep sealed and dents easily without an easy fix. However, it's a fine choice to use in one area of the kitchen for chopping or to edge a countertop.
Stainless steel provides a commercial, sterile environment and complements many of the stoves, ovens and other cooking equipment so popular in high-end kitchens. Heavier gauges of steel are virtually indestructible; lighter gauges are suspect to dents. Stainless steel counters can also be quite pricey.
Solid-surfacing is a man-made material that's solid but can simulate the look and even feel of stone or marble countertops. Corian is a common name-brand that is popular because it's relatively easy to repair. Minor problems such as scratches, scuffs or stains on the counter can be easily removed with a sponge and a mild abrasive.
Natural stone countertops, such as granite, marble and soapstone, are considered to be the height of elegance and will last longer than most kitchens or bathrooms. While natural stone looks very attractive, when installed in solid pieces it is the most expensive option in countertops. A less expensive option that will offer the same appearance is to have the stone installed in pieces.
One way to reduce the expense of installing a stone countertop is to have the stone cut into squares (usually 12") and applied like ceramic tiles with grout. This provides the natural beauty at much less expense than solid stone, and the individual squares can be replaced if severely damaged.
Be sure to keep several extra squares when you have your countertop installed so the pieces used to make repairs in the future will match the rest of the countertop.
Remember that stone counters do require some care. The naturally porous surface of stone needs to be regularly sealed to repel water-and oil-based stains. Soapstone, in particular, is soft and the most prone to chipping.
The least expensive countertop option, laminate is also the most popular. Laminate countertops are quite durable and easy to maintain and, if well cared for, can last 15 to 20 years. This style of counter is made from a base of plywood or particleboard that spans across the top of a cabinet and covered with a laminated finish.
Watch for scratches and scuffs and do not cut or put anything hot directly on laminate surfaces. Consider setting a few tiles or other heat-resistant material flush in a laminate countertop near the stove or oven to be able to set hot pans down without trivets.
Laminate countertops may now be repaired and resurfaced at a fraction of the cost of replacement. The cracks and burns are repaired with a special plastic filler, then sanded smooth to fill in any rough or damaged areas. The counter is then sprayed with a special topcoat, which gives the appearance and durability of a new laminate countertop. The process usually takes four to five hours, and your kitchen will be ready to use the next day.
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Why Spokane Should Hire Us for Countertops
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