When selecting the materials for your countertops, there are a few mistakes that you definitely want to avoid. Making these 2 mistakes can turn your kitchen renovation into a complete disaster. Keep reading to learn what those big mistakes are, and how you can avoid them.

Assuming Stone Is Invincible

You might think that choosing stone for your counters will make the countertop invincible. The truth is, no material is completely invincible. Granite is porous, so it absorbs liquids, which can cause stains; it also can be scratched, and it's not heat proof, though it is somewhat heat resistant. Quartz also stains and scratches, so you'll need to use hot pads and cutting boards if you want to protect the material.

So, don't just pick stone because you think it will be able to withstand anything. And if you do choose stone, make sure you don't abuse the material too much.

Picking the Wrong Material

Now that you know stone is not invincible, it's time to discuss the importance of choosing the right material. There is no single material that will be perfect for everyone; it will all depend on your lifestyle, design preferences, and budget. But here are a few tips:

  • If you're on a budget, laminate is the best option. While it has a bad reputation, there are actually many high-quality types of laminate that will give you a beautiful look and last for several years. They also come in a variety of colors and textures.
  • If you're looking for the longest-lasting material, then go with quartz. It's low maintenance and will last for years. (But, again, don't abuse it.) It's a great choice if this is your "forever home."
  • If you want a more natural look, then you'll probably like granite countertops in Alpharetta. It's a natural stone that has an artistic touch to it, because every slab is totally unique.

There are many other options out there too, so make sure you talk to a supplier about what options they have available for kitchen countertops in Alpharetta.