Material, color, style, finish. You have lots of decisions when it comes to countertops and cabinet hardware. Our friendly pros will help you select the best products to complement your project design and fit your budget. Stop by our Albuquerque showroom and let show you how easy it can be.
Granite – Crafted by Mother Nature over millennia, granite is the most popular countertop material because of its beauty and durability. Know that granite can be expensive, color choices are limited, and it requires regular maintenance. Cost – $50–$200 per square foot.
Engineered Stone — Another designer favorite is engineered stone or engineered quartz. It’s a mix of crushed stone particulates combined with a polyester binder under extreme heat and pressure to make it strong and non-porous. Engineered stone comes in a wide range of colors. Like granite this option can be expensive. Cost – $40–$125 per square foot.
Solid Surface — Non-porous solid surface countertops such as Corian and Avonite are popular because of their large color palette, nearly invisible seams, and seamless sink installations. Solid surface countertops are also easy to repair and can be refinished to look brand new, even after years of wear. Cost – $40–$100 per square foot.
Wood – Beautiful and surprisingly functional, wood countertops have a warmer look and feel than stone or granite, and a richer appearance than solid surface or laminate countertops. Your choices include the type of wood, the stain, and grain orientation. Wood countertops require a higher level of maintenance compared to other materials. Cost – $50–$200 per square foot.
Laminate – Tried and true laminate countertops have been a popular choice for decades. Laminate is a non-porous, cost effective material that comes in a huge selection of colors, patterns, and edge options. It’s a durable, inexpensive alternative to stone and solid surface countertops, but laminate can scratch and chip over time and can be difficult to repair. Cost – $10–$25 per square foot.
Stainless Steel – Give your kitchen a clean, contemporary — even commercial — look with stainless steel countertops. This durable material is impervious to acids and oils and is heat resistant. However, stainless steel scratches easily and can be noisy. Cost – $75–$150 per square foot.