25 November 2019

Prep Your Thanksgiving Dinner With a Quality Countertop

Choosing the Perfect Countertop This Holiday Season

The last week of November is also known as the beginning of the holiday season. Thanksgiving is a holiday that includes the gathering of family and friends. People from near and far get together to offer thanks and enjoy the company of those who mean the most to them. Without a doubt, food is a major component of Thanksgiving. Many people may begin prepping early that morning or even days in advance. With the different types of dishes and entrees that help make this day memorable, it is important to have the proper setup and cooking area ready. Counter space is essential to this process and Lampert Lumber is here to discuss the different types of countertops available to ensure you have a successful dinner. 

Granite 

Granite countertops are not only beautiful, but they are very functional. This type of countertop is perfect for preparing a Thanksgiving feast because it resists heat, scratches, cracks, and weight. If anything spills on the countertop, you don’t have to worry about stains as the material does not absorb it. Other benefits of granite countertops include its permanency and cleanliness. 

Laminate

These countertops offer a broad range of looks. You can choose from a variety of colors, patterns, and finishes. They are made from layers of plastic and paper. It is stain resistant, however you must be careful with hot items touching it as well as when cutting things. 

Quartz

Quartz countertops are made up of crushed stone mixed with resin. They resemble granite, but the material is tougher. Quartz is both stain, bacteria, and acid resistant, which is helpful while cooking. Be careful with heat. If the temperature is too hot, the countertop can become damaged. 

Solid Surface

Resistant to water, bacteria, mildew and mold? Yes please! Solid surface countertops are practical in the kitchen setting when dealing with food. They are available in different colors as well as different textures. Scratches may result from cutting on this surface, so that should be avoided to maintain the material. They are not affected by heat for the most part, however, to be safe you should avoid placing hot pans directly on the counter to prevent burn stains. 

Solid Wood

Ready to carve that turkey or slice that ham? Solid wood countertops might be the best solution for you. They are very practical in the kitchen for cutting. They are visually pleasing surfaces. They typically last for awhile, however, the surface can be easily scratched and damaged by stains. Good cleaning methods are required with solid wood as bacteria can linger, especially when dealing with raw foods. 

Celebrate and Prepare Your Meal With a Countertop From Lampert Lumber

Your Thanksgiving meal will surely be a success with the help of a quality countertop. Each countertop material has its own benefits, with its own styles and functions. Whether you are looking into installing new countertops or replacing your existing ones, the experts at Lampert Lumber can provide you with the best materials for durable and stylish surfaces. Contact us or stop by one of our stores to discuss and move forward with your countertop needs.