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Pro’s and Con’s of Countertop Materials for Your New Home in McKinney TX

3942971_sSelecting countertops for your new home in McKinney TX? There are a variety of materials and colors from which to choose. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, such as price, durability and how easy it is to clean. Here are some pro’s and con’s of the various countertop options to consider:

Laminate – This material offers the best value for the money, since it is durable, resists water and is easy to clean. Plus, there are hundreds of color and style options, so you’re bound to find one that will suit your décor needs.  However, a couple of disadvantages to laminate countertops include the fact that it’s inappropriate for cutting, and there are visible edges and seams.

Solid Surface – This non-porous, acrylic material may be a good choice for your new home in McKinney TX because it resists water, bacteria and stains. You can easily sand out dents, chips and scratches. And it’s virtually seamless for easy cleaning. It also features a wide choice of colors and patterns. However, you may be spending a lot of time sanding, since it is susceptible to scratching. It’s also less heat resistant than quartz or granite.

Granite – A popular choice for countertops, this durable, smooth, natural stone surface is highly heat resisitant. Granite also resists stains and bacteria when properly treated. It’s great for baking preparations and it features a rich visual texture in a range of colors. A couple of drawbacks to using granite include the fact that it is a porous material, so it must be sealed once a year to resist stains and bacteria. And it can split if its vein is stressed. There are also visible seams.

Quartz – This non-porous, natural stone surface resists heat, water, bacteria and stains. It’s also the most durable option for your new home in McKinney, TX since it resists scratches. It’s easy to clean. And it feels like natural stone, but requires low maintenance. Quartz also has a more consistent color and pattern than natural stone. However, color options are limited. Scratches are hard to remove and there are visible seams.

If you need some help making a decision on the countertops for your new home in McKinney, TX, visit the award-winning Design Center at Landon Homes. Our professional design center staff is up-to-date on the latest design trends, and will help you choose the right countertop that best suits your style.

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