In our first house we installed a very practical, reasonably priced laminate countertop. I was happy with it because it because I liked the cobalt blue colour and its durability. It turns out though, that it’s not as scratch resistant as I would have liked…we found out the hard way when my husband decided that cutting a piece of cardboard on it with an Exacto knife would be okay. It wasn’t, and there was a 10 inch legacy left reminding me everyday that even Laminates have their limits!
Our current house has luxurious and oh-so-high-maintenance marble countertops. I love the look, but since I’m not very good at remembering to seal them on a regular basis, they’ve taken quite a beating in the last year. An architect friend of mine suggested that to keep them looking new, I get them professionally finished and sealed annually. Fortunately, in HomeStars’ countertops category we have plenty of resurfacing companies to choose from. For anyone thinking of getting marble countertops a word of advice: marble does NOT like lemon juice!
Below are three lower maintenance, and yet still elegant looking, countertop materials and the stores in Toronto that carry them.
As a result of the ease of workmanship and finish of PaperStone, the
installed prices are often lower.