Zeeland Lumber & Supply Countertops
Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, getting started on a new home, or just thinking about improvements you’ll make in the future, countertops are a big part of that decision. Countertops work to bring any design together, but they’re also a part of your home that sees significant use. At Zeeland Lumber & Supply, we’re here to help you find the perfect countertop material and color option for any project or renovation.
Kitchen countertops go through a lot. From cooking messes to high heat and general everyday wear and tear, they need to be durable, but they also have to round out the design and style of your kitchen. Choosing the perfect material for your home depends not just on your budget, but also on how much maintenance you’re willing to do, and what style suits you best. We’re here to help you navigate all of that, and find the perfect kitchen countertops for your home.
Bathroom countertops are exciting. Since you’re designing a smaller space, it’s a little easier to find luxury options that fit your budget. From softly veined, elegant marble to durable, maintenance-free quartz, there are a ton of options for your bathroom countertops. The Zeeland Kitchen & Bath team is here to help you find the perfect bathroom countertop options for your budget, your project, and your space.
The Most Popular Countertop Materials
One of the hardest parts of installing new countertops is just deciding which countertop material is right for your project. We’ve put together an Ultimate Guide to Countertop Materials, and you can continue reading for a quick breakdown on some of the most popular options we help our customers choose and install every day.
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Cambria countertops are in a league of their own when it comes to countertops. Nonporous and nonabsorbent, harder than granite or marble, and maintenance-free, Cambria countertops are easy to care for and exceptionally durable. And, since Cambria is quality-crafted in the USA, you know you’re getting a beautifully designed product that’s built to stand the tests of time.
Quartz countertops are manufactured from a combination of quartz and resin, which makes for a non-porous, highly durable engineered stone that’s able to stand up to just about anything. Since quartz is manufactured, you can find repeating patterns, which is great if you have a large project like a chef’s kitchen that will need a lot of material. Low-maintenance and long-lasting, quartz is a beautiful, durable countertop option.
Marble is a beautiful countertop option that’s often chosen by bakers for its naturally cool surface and high heat resistance. Though it’s a slightly softer countertop material, requiring a little extra care to prevent scratching and staining, marble is considered one of the most beautiful luxury countertop options. With soft, natural veining each marble slab is a unique, elegant countertop material.
Laminate countertops are a man-made, economical countertop option composed of a mixture of wood and paper products, and topped with a laminated layer of plastic. Laminate countertops can be made to mimic any material or color you like. Offering ultimate versatility and durability, laminate countertops are a great choice for any budget, and they’re also remarkably fast to install.
Butcherblock countertops are a beautiful, long-lasting countertop option, that can be made from a variety of wood species and stained to match any color palette you prefer. Butcherblock countertops do require a bit of upkeep, as it must be sealed regularly to prevent germs and water from seeping into the wood. That said, when treated properly, wood counters can last forever.
Top Countertop Design Trends
If you’re planning new countertops, you’ll also have to make a few style decisions when it comes time to start your project. From a variety of edge profiles to the finish of your solid stone countertops, there’s a lot to consider. Here area few popular countertop design trends to help you get started.
If you love modern, contemporary style, you’ll appreciate the waterfall countertop trend that’s become so popular. Instead of cutting countertops off at the top of your table or island, waterfall countertops extend the material all the way down to the floor on one or two sides, like the island you see above. This creates a beautiful, continuous line from the top of your counters all the way to the floor, bringing in visual interest with a clean, minimalist style.
Honed vs Polished Countertops
In the past, stone countertops were always polished. And polished solid stone does evoke an elegant, classic feel that’s simply beautiful to look at. But lately, honed solid stone countertops have also grown in popularity. The matte finish of a honed countertop offers a more natural, casual feel that’s perfect when paired with an otherwise bright, shiny new kitchen. If contrast is what you’re after, you might take a look at honed countertops for your next countertop project.
Bold Black or White Countertops
As minimalist Scandanavian styles have grown more popular, so have bold basic countertop colors. Solid colored stone countertops, in black or white, are one of the biggest design trends for kitchens and bathrooms these days. They offer a unique, bold contrast to your design, and help carry a clean, contemporary look throughout any room in the home.
Dramatic Stone Countertops
Stone countertops have always been in — there’s nothing more luxurious than a beautifully veined marble or a singularly unique granite countertops. But different stone patterns have come and gone out of style. Today, dramatic stone countertops with lots of veining are the trend. Since bright white and minimalist design has started to take over, veined stone offers a beautiful, natural contrast, bringing visual interest to an otherwise monochromatic color palette.
Zeeland Lumber & Supply Countertop Team
No matter where you need new countertops, from the kitchen to the bathroom, and even in places like your laundry room, Zeeland Lumber is here to help. With showrooms set up to let you see our top-selling countertops in action, and a team of designers at your service, we’re here to be your go-to resource for everything from deciding which material is right for your home to choosing the perfect color option for your project.
Stop into our showrooms for a look at our comprehensive countertop displays, or just give our team a call. We’re here to help.