When people move into or build a home, they may be just starting out. They may not yet have kids and a family to think about. There are certain features of the home that may need to be adjusted once children are living in it. Flooring is one of those areas as is countertops. There are several countertops a person can use to help make a home a more kid-friendly environment.
Installing granite countertops in a home with kids is much more popular than it used to be. Manufacturers of these countertops now make a sealant to help with the durability of them. This sealant makes them easier to clean and the probability of them chipping if something heavy is dropped on them is much less. Granite is also heat resistant which makes it perfect for accidentally putting hot pots and pans on or even in the bathrooms where hot curling irons may be placed. Most any type of cleaning agent can now be used on a countertop with granite that has been properly sealed.
Corian countertops are made from an acrylic material and are very kid friendly. They also come in many different styles and colors. The non-porous surface on these solid surface countertops make them easy to clean, stain resistant, and they can sustain mild heat. These countertops do scratch some of the time but the scratch can be sanded out. Overall, this is a reliable countertop for families.
Laminate countertops are among the most popular in homes with young kids and families. It is also a much less expensive choice and easy to justify replacing it over time. This type of countertop also comes in many different colors. It is popular for people to put not just in a kitchen but in a bathroom as well. Any spills on a laminate countertop can be cleaned off fairly easy without leaving residue or stains. This surface is also a non-porous surface and will not harbor germs and bacteria.
A countertop contractor has samples available and can help any homeowner pick out a style to fit their needs. Some contractors have a showroom to display how the countertops look in different sizes and styles. It is easy for a person to picture how it would look in their home after seeing an entire countertop featuring what they are looking for. Look online to see what showrooms and contractors are around your area and can help find what you are looking for.