Ok, as you know, we are full force into the basement renovation with a lot of the focus being on the bar planning at the moment. I’ve been doing a lot of research to determine the best options for the countertops in that sections.
In our kitchen, we have granite. I love the easy care of granite. I never have to worry about putting hot items on it and it doesn’t stain at all. Every few years, the manufacturer does recommend that it be sealed but they sell a countertop sealer at places like Home Depot so I can easily to it on my own. It is a pretty easy process and I did it for our kitchen countertops earlier this year.
For the basement, I’m really loving another solid surface: Silestone.
Silestone is made from natural quartz and, like granite, is resistant to stains and scratches. It is non-porous so it doesn’t require the use of a countertop sealer but, with the higher cost per square foot than granite, we may end up going with granite and just planning to seal it every few years.
Do you have granite in your kitchen, bathroom or bar? Have you ever used a countertop sealer to seal it after a year or two of use?
If you have Silestone, I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions on that too!
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