What is the best material for a kitchen countertop?

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Posted by: from Ajax
4/29/2020 at 12:55:18 PM

We need to replace the laminate countertop. There are two very active food producers in our family so we need something very durable, non scratch, mark proof and easy to clean.

We have a smoke mirror backsplash. Will it be damaged doing a new install?

Also, the cost per sq ft.

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Date/Time4/29/2020 at 1:03:17 PM

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Date/Time4/29/2020 at 4:50:15 PM

Hi Leona,

Artificial stone like CaesarStone is very durable.

No fill, so no need to seal and re-seal.

Can handle hot pots, etc.

The backsplash may be damaged, hire the right guy (not the cheapest guy) and simply ask him to do his best. There are no guarantees.

Prices vary.

Get quotes.

Andrew PArker

Partex Design Build Ltd.

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Robert from RG Construction in Edmonton
Date/Time4/29/2020 at 9:09:26 PM

If you want it to last prefab hard substance like, (Marble, or Granite) is probably best. If you would like we can come out for an Estimate and speak more about what you're looking.

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Date/Time5/2/2020 at 9:44:13 AM

corian can scratch but can be buffed out, most others not

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