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Time To Remodel Your Kitchen? Consider These Low Maintenance Counter Tops

Now that it's time to remodel your kitchen, you want to make sure you get everything perfect. Counter tops are an important part of any kitchen. If your counter tops are going to be seeing a lot of action, you want to make sure they're as functional as they are beautiful. That's where these counter tops come in. The counter tops described below will look beautiful in any kitchen and are easy to keep clean.

Soap Stone

Soap stone is a natural rock material that's resistant to heat and bacteria. To keep soap stone clean, all you have to do is wipe it down with a damp cloth or sponge. It's important to note that soap stone can chip, which will give your counter top a distinctive appearance. If you'd prefer to remove the chips, you can buff your counter top with a piece of fine grade sandpaper.


If you've thought about stainless steel counter tops, but don't want to constantly worry about fingerprints, zinc is the way to go. Zinc will give you the clean appearance of stainless steel without the additional maintenance required. You can keep your zinc looking brand new by wiping it down with a soft cloth after each use. Zinc is resistant to bacteria, so you won't have to worry about food-borne contaminants on your counter tops.

Recycled Glass

If you're looking for a way to go green during your next remodeling project, you might want to consider installing counter tops made from recycled glass. These counter tops are extremely durable, resist stains and are easy to keep clean. Simply wipe your counters down with a damp cloth to keep them looking like new. Like the other counter tops described above, recycled glass counter tops also resist bacteria and germs. 


Bamboo is another excellent material to use if you want to go green. Not only are bamboo counter tops stain resistant, they're also scratch resistant, which means you can prepare your food without worrying about leaving unsightly marks. It's important to note that bamboo counter tops will need to be resealed once every several years to keep them looking new.

It's time to remodel your kitchen. While you're doing your planning, don't forget to select the perfect counter tops. The information provided here will help you choose counter tops that will be beautiful, durable and easy to clean up. For more information, be sure to speak to your remodeling contractor, such as at J & N Lifestyle-Kitchens