Before you choose a kitchen countertop, ask yourself: what’s my kitchen lifestyle and how much do I cook, what look do I love, and what’s my budget?
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Laminate is a great choice for an inexpensive, low-maintenance countertop update.
Madagascar Granite, Cabinets & Countertops | Home Hardware
Granite comes in a wide range of natural stone patterns and colours. It’s also scratch and heat-resistant.
HANSTONE MONTAUK QUARTZ
Hanstone Montauk Quartz, Cabinets & Countertops | Home Hardware
Quartz is durable, stain and heat-resistant – and antibacterial. Manmade, it can mimic any material.
Bakers love an always-cool marble counter that’s heat-resistant too.
LIVE EDGE ACACIA TOP
Butcher block adds warmth, won’t dull your knives, and makes for a quieter kitchen.
KEEP A STRONG PROFILE
The material of your countertop matters, but don’t overlook the impact of the countertop edge. The right profile can show off your stone, accentuate your kitchen’s style and add polished detail to your space.
Simple and understated; allows key details such as backsplash to take centre stage.
The top and side of the counter meet at a mitred joint; used for a thick-slab look and waterfall designs.
The top edge is rounded; a smart choice for homes with young children.
Elegant and traditional, with the top corner cut off at 45 degrees.
The edge forms an S-shaped curve; suits Victorian, Colonial and Traditional kitchens.