Let’s face it — busy families have busy kitchens. From homemade pizza nights, to after school snacks, to meals on the go, all that action in the kitchen can take its toll! You need a countertop that keeps up with the chaos and inevitable spills. You need a countertop made of material that’s scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and easy-to-clean.
So, what you really need (besides a stellar babysitter of course) is this guide for the best countertops for busy kitchens. Take a look:
What’s the Best Countertop for Your Busy Kitchen?
Granite Has Got Your Busy Family’s Back
Granite countertops are a great go-to for families because they’re hard, extremely durable, and resistant to scratches, chips, cracks, stains, and heat. Bonus: their natural and varying patterns are great for camouflaging the crumbs and crud kids often leave behind!
Though granite does require periodic sealing, it’s otherwise easy to maintain and, when cared for properly, will continue to look great for years and years. Sure, this material can be a little pricey, but when you consider all the pros of granite, the benefits for busy families tend to outweigh the cost.
Quartz Keeps Up with All Your Family Frenzy
Quartz is an engineered stone that’s practically indestructible! It’s heat, stain, and scratch resistant, and it doesn’t even require sealing or special cleansers. Warm, soapy water is all you need to keep it clean!
Of course, being scratch- or heat-resistant is different from being scratch- or heat-proof. You still have to break out the hot pads and cutting boards to keep these countertops in tip-top shape, and similar to granite, you typically have to pay a little more for this material, though its low maintenance and durability is well worth it in the long run! After all, messy kids become really messy teenagers.
Solid Surface Can Save Your Busy Family’s Day
Solid surface countertops are low-maintenance and durable, but beware: they can be susceptible to scratches. The good news is, however, that if you do end up with scratches ( which, as a busy family, is likely not an “if” but a “when”), they can easily be sanded out and repaired. So, this one drawback isn’t so bad in the big scheme of things.
Concrete Can Conquer Family Chaos
Clearly, when you think of concrete you think “hard,” and that’s exactly why this is an option for busy families! Concrete’s hard surface means it’s strong and durable. So all that chaos that comes with a busy family? Bring it on!
However, before you go with concrete countertops, there are some things to consider. This material may require time that you don’t have for maintenance since a sealer definitely needs to be applied and any seams treated with fillers. Concrete can also stain which doesn’t exactly mesh with busy families, unless you’re on those spills with lightning speed! Still, with its durability and unique look, concrete can end up being a great choice.
Find the Best Countertops for Busy Kitchens at Kowalski!
Is your family always on-the-go? And is your kitchen countertop paying for it? You may be in the market for a new, more durable option. Our team at Kowalski Granite & Quartz is happy to help you find a countertop solution that works best for your family and home. Give us a call or contact us online to learn more.
Kowalski Granite & Quartz
17169 Hayes Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417
P (616) 842-1951
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