Kitchen Countertops

Shopping around Kelowna for the right kitchen countertop is not as easy as you first might think. Many homeowners base their decision purely on the cosmetics, while others try and conceptualize design elements, combined with its everyday functionality. And of course you can invest as much as you like, with all of the available styles and surface materials, each presenting good value at its own level. Form meeting function is where the proverbial rubber meets the road and you’ll need to base your final decision on practicality, cosmetics and overall budget. All counter tops have their pluses and minuses and we’ve created this page that will help you decide what will work for your next project.

Form Meets Function.

Kitchen countertops are easily your home’s busiest highway, and you’ll want to accurately assess your family’s lifestyle and everyday usage when trying to choose the right fit for your home. While cosmetics are important for many people, understanding the unique strengths and limitations each counter top material presents, will be key to enjoying your new kitchen countertops for years to come. Kelowna retailers offer a wide variety of materials and styles – the sky’s the limit.

Granite Kitchen Countertops

This solid, durable choice is arguably one of the most trendy and popular counter surfaces currently. Each slab offers its own uniqueness and is available in a variety of earth tones that match well with existing kitchen cabinetry. Contrary to popular belief, this material choice isn’t a maintenance free option, as the surface area requires the application of a specialized sealant to prevent damage from stains and other forms of wear and tear. Also, ensure the cabinet area planned beneath the granite counter is constructed with a high enough grade material in order to support the enormous weight of pure granite.

Marble Kitchen Countertops

A beautiful, simplistic and elegant material; marble offers an excellent compliment to virtually any room. Have a busy chef in your household? With its naturally solid density, the surface area is ideal for kitchens where hot pots and bakery pans are commonplace. Many homeowners limit the use of marble to isolated areas, as the material is naturally vulnerable to scratches and stains. Aside from the higher than average costs, you’ll also want to consider your family’s everyday use before deciding on this material.

Concrete Kitchen Countertops

As you may have guessed, these counter surfaces are moldable and can easily be formed into specific shapes that meet with your kitchen’s design specifications. The stone-like finish is widely popular among those who have an affinity for a more modern and industrialized expression in their kitchen’s decor. Surprisingly, concrete countertops do not offer a low-cost solution, as the customized procedure involved for construction will dramatically increase the price level. Another unfortunate downside is that these surfaces are susceptible to stains, and like other countertop materials, will require regular care and treatment.

Laminate Kitchen Countertops

This is a material that has stood the test of time and literally reinvented itself over the last few years. The latest designs offer an endless selection of colours and many patterns that reproduce a realistic stone-like finish. Laminate countertops appeal to many homeowners that are looking for an elegant surface area without the high-maintenance and high cost of granite or quartz. This is truly where function meets form and laminate is as beautiful as it is durable. As with other materials, laminate countertops are not indestructible and should be handled with appropriate care.

As Unique As You.

At KPC Cabinetry, we believe in offering our customers a great selection of colours and styles, through a wide array of finishes and materials. No two customers are ever the same; every one with their own sense of style, unique room characteristics and room design challenges. Whatever your vision, we can facilitate requirements for stone, quartz, granite or stainless steel.

Our material of choice for kitchen countertops, based on a variety of factors, is ‘laminate’. We favour this material for its very low maintenance, its offering in a wide array of colours/patterns, and for affordability.