Choosing the right type of material for your kitchen may seem a little headache while there are numerous kitchen countertops Toronto materials are available. But you can also choose a countertop material that works best for your needs using objective criteria. The most significant criteria for assessment countertop materials are the Appearance of material, value, stain resistance, heat resistance, resale value, and maintenance. But the rating is also the most important aspect that helps you to evaluate all materials and choose the best one.
Rating is done by weighting each countertop material with five parameters equally 1 to 5 (5 of which are best). Our rankings of the most common countertop materials are:
- Quartz: Best Overall Choice (Overall Rating: 4.6)
The quartz countertops are made of natural stone byproducts that are pulverized and combined with resins to make tiles. It is also known as a “natural” construction material because it is made of stones leftovers and needs no quarrying. It has almost all the qualities of granite and another natural stone at a lower cost.
The rating according to five factors
- Appearance: It provides a fantastic appearance so the rating is 5.0
- Value: It costs range from $55 to $155 per square foot. Thus the rating is 4.0.
- Stain Resistance: It doesn’t require any sealing so the rating is rating: 5.0
- Heat Resistance: It is one of the best materials for resisting burns and scorching. Rating: 4.0.
- Resale Value: According to resale value its rating is 5.0.
- Slab Granite: Best Real Estate Appeal (Overall Rating: 3.4)
Solid granite flooring has been known to be the best countertop now. Although you might think that the trend is ending, granite virtues continue to turn it into a constant top artist. As natural stones of other types are also used in counters that include soapstone, slate, and marble, granite is by far the favorite in appearance.
- Appearance: it has a deep, rich, complex appearance that gives a unique look to each slap so the rating is 5.0.
- Value: Prices of granite can range from $45 to $300 per square foot, so the rating is 1.0.
- Stain Resistance: it’s is stain resistant, but needs sealing annually so the rating: 2.0.
- Heat Resistance: It fully heats resistance so the rating: 5.0
- Resale Value: Retailers and potential customers almost always strike when they see granite countertops. Rating: 4.0