When designing your cottage from Platinum Cottages, you will have the option of choosing your countertop material. Unless you are going for the cabin look with wooden countertops, you will get to choose between laminate and quartz countertops. Today, we are going to look at the differences between the two and which is going to be the best for your cottage.
Laminate countertops are going to be the most affordable countertops as the materials are much cheaper. Laminate is a sandwich of materials including MDF particleboard underneath a thin sheet of laminate. The laminate layer can be designed to mimic various patterns or designs to fit specific designs. Laminate is often found in builder-grade homes and is one of the most popular countertops due to its cheaper cost.
Quartz countertops are a blend of several materials and are going to be a more expensive option. While quartz countertops are more expensive, it is worth the upgrade as it is stronger and more attractive than laminate countertops. The blend of materials that makes up quartz counters includes stone particles, resin, colorants, and fillers. Quartz looks very similar to marble but is cheaper due to its material cost.
Which Is Best For My Cottage?
Deciding which is best for your cottage is going to depend on your budget and the design trend you are going to go with throughout the cottage. Laminate countertops are going to be budget-friendly and durable but can chip over time from damage. Quartz countertops are going to be a little more costly, but you will get an overall better product. Quartz countertops are made into a large slab for a cleaner look and a more durable surface. Both are great options, so make sure you ask your dealer which is going to be best for your cottage.