You know those beautiful, perfectly glossy countertops we see on home improvement websites? You know what makes them perfectly glossy? Bufﬁng. And sealing. And sanding. Call it what you will—laziness or efﬁciency—but some of us want beautiful countertops without painful maintenance. If you’re one of those people, this post is for you. Here are four low-maintenance countertop materials to consider.
Solid surface countertops like Corian are not only beautiful but as hassle-free as it gets! They often mimic the look of natural stone and are non-porous and more durable. That means you can achieve your desired look without having to hire a maid to maintain it. Use along with our Floating Surface Adjustable Bracket for a seamless ﬂoating design! Solid surface countertops can be cut and shaped to ﬁt your kitchen without any seams, and only require soap and water for cleaning.
For the homeowner looking for a one-of-a-kind design, recycled glass is the countertop material for you. No two recycled glass countertops are the same! A diverse mixture and arrangement of glass in each countertop ensures that your kitchen will be unlike any other. A simple wipe down with some Windex is all you need to keep this eco-friendly material looking like new.
In recent years, laminate has gotten a bad wrap. Some of us hear the word and immediately think of the hideous Pepto-pink counters in Grandma’s guest bathroom. We’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way! Modern laminate countertops are made in a wide variety of colors and ﬁnishes, and often mimic natural stone. Affordable, stain-proof, and easy to clean, laminate is a perfect hassle-free countertop material option.
Stainless steel, the ever-popular choice for many a kitchen appliance and countertop, is most certainly not for the maintenance-averse homeowner. Zinc countertops offer the same durable, non-porous surface with none of the ﬁngerprints! The metallic ﬁnish darkens over time, adding character to your kitchen. Best of all? It’s clean after just a quick wipe down!
If you love beautiful design, but you hate constant upkeep, don’t despair. There’s a perfect countertop material out there for you!