If you’re looking for kitchen countertops or bathroom countertops, fireplace surrounds, or any custom marble or granite fabrication and installation services we are here to help make your dream a reality.
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Different types of kitchen countertops in Fort Collins:
There are multiple types of kitchen countertops available. We like to categorize kitchen countertops into 2 categories:
Stone Kitchen Countertops
Non-Stone Kitchen Countertops
As the names suggest, one group is made of “stone” and the other is not. A common misconception is that stone kitchen countertops are going to be higher priced than non-stone. This really is not the case across all different materials. Let’s take a look at examples of the different types of kitchen countertops available in Fort Collins for each category.
Stone Kitchen Countertops in Fort Collins:
- Granite Countertops – These are made from granite slabs and have more of an “earthy” or all-natural look.
- Marble Countertops – Similar to granite, but slabs are typically softer in both hardness and look.
- Quartz Countertops – These are man-made or engineered products, however, they are primarily made of quartz, which is a type of rock.
- Quartzite Countertops – Quartzite is similar to granite, in that it is a natural material that is cut from large blocks. However, this material is mostly made up of all-natural quartzite, which gives it a distinctive look and usually contains larger pieces of quartz in the material.
- Soapstone Countertops – Soapstone is another type of mineral that has a mix of granite and marble properties.
Non-Stone Kitchen Countertops in Fort Collins:
(We do not carry non-stone materials)
- Formica Countertops – Made from plywood with a laminated sheet on top. Typically, one of the cheapest options for countertops, in price and high quality.
- Solid Surface Countertops – Made mostly from a resin with a chemical makeup.
- Glass Countertops – Made from either a large sheet of glass or small fragments glued together.
- Stainless Steel Countertops – Made from a sheet of stainless steel metal.
- Wood Block Countertops – Made from solid pieces of wood, which are glued together or comes in one large piece.
Stone Kitchen Countertops vs. Non-Stone Kitchen Countertops:
There are a lot of differences between stone and non-stone kitchen countertops. It really depends on what you’re hunting for in a countertop material and other personal factors. If you’re trying to decide, here are some of the factors you should consider:
- Budget: What you can pay or want to pay will greatly narrow down your choices. Formica is typically the cheapest. However, sometimes the cheapest granite can be very close to the price of a good quality Formica. If you are very price-conscious, then make sure you price everything out so that you can actually see the differences.
- Style: Depends on the overall “kitchen look” you’re trying to achieve and your personal preferences.
- Durability: Kitchen Countertop materials vary greatly in durability. Wood being low on the scale, then Formica, solid surfaces, marble, soapstone, stainless steel, glass, quartz, and granite at the top in terms of durability.
- Colors: Would also depend on your overall “kitchen look” and your personal preferences.