Without a counter there is no kitchen. It is a fundamental piece in this room of your house, since it gives it personality and style. That is why choosing a countertop is something you must spend a lot of time on: Understanding the materials, knowing all the options, their pros and cons, and getting an idea of what you want.
In the case of countertops, quality and style are not at odds thanks to the wide range of materials with which it can be manufactured.
What to take into account when buying a countertop
Height: Probably one of the most important points to watch, since it has to be located at the correct height to be able to use it comfortably every day. The height will be specified by the kitchen furniture, as the countertop will rest on them.
Long: The longer the countertop, the more expensive it will cost. So take the measurements well so that you do not need an inch more or less, since falling short can be just as bad.
Thickness: The thickness of a countertop is usually between 3 and 5 cm, but it can always be greater depending on the material and the style you want to give it.
Cap: It is a piece that serves as a finish to the countertop in the part in contact with the wall, so that no water, grease or dirt gets between them.
Cleaning and maintenance: Not all materials are the same. If you are going to cook a lot, it is worth investing in those that are better cleaned, that are resistant and durable.
Style: In the end, a countertop sets the style of the kitchen. Rustic, modern, more specialised … And the material use to be essential to achieve it.
Budget: Stone Countertops made of a natural material does not have the same price as a synthetic one, the size also influences, if you need it to have holes, etc. Think and learn more of it as a long-term investment, as countertops can last for decades with good care.