Updating your cabinets and countertops can be one of the best investments you can make when remodeling your home. When it comes to making a decision on which material to use, however, it is easy to quickly become bogged down by the range of choices available. Here is the pros and cons of the top three types of countertops Tacoma WA.

1. Granite

Granite countertops are beautiful, classic, and durable. They are almost always at the height of home decorating fashion as well. Unfortunately, granite countertops are among the most expensive options available. However, they can quickly pay for themselves because they require little maintenance if sealed and installed properly. They will withstand high traffic kitchens and repeated use and abuse as long as the regular maintence schedule is kept to.

2. Ceramic Tile

Ceramic Tile is an inexpensive alternative to granite countertops. They are durable, able to withstand head and liquid, and easy to clean. The down side to ceramic tile countertops are mainly with maintenance. The tiles can chip or break if mistreated, the grout lines can become stained, and the surface is inevitably uneven. However, the cost, and the ability for a homeowner to install these themselves, often out weigh these cons. Ceramic tiles are a great choice for households with children who are rough on countertops.

3. Butcher Block or Wood

Butcher Block or other types of wood countertops are classically beautiful choices for kitchen countertops. They can be sanded and resealed as needed to maintain their beauty and they are relatively inexpensive. However, they are highly susceptible to staining and warping with high temperatures and contact with liquids and so must be maintained daily to ensure that they are not being exposed to damaging elements. Because of this high level of maintenance required, these may not be the best choice for family’s with high traffic kitchens.

The possibilities for replacing your kitchen countertops are almost endless. There are many, many more options available and your local cabinet installer will be able to sit down with you and discuss what is the absolute best fit for your particular situation when selecting your new countertops Tacoma WA.