Have Kids? These Practical Countertop Materials Will Be Your Best Friends.
October 1, 2019
Ahh, designing with a house full of children . . . On the one hand, we all want our home to look like a scene from a magazine. On the other hand, we have to be realistic about our family’s lifestyle.
If you’re wondering what countertops are most likely to withstand the daily wear, spills, splatters, and rough treatment that kids tend to bring to the table, never fear. It’s totally possible to have countertops that look great AND hold up to the impressive destruction skills of children. These countertop materials are the perfect combination of tough and attractive:
1. Solid, Non-Porous Countertops
Let’s get real—if you have kids, there is no question: your countertops WILL have all sorts of strange materials spilled on them. As much as you may love the look of raw white marble, this may not be the best time in your life for it. And that’s okay! Materials like Soapstone and Caesarstone provide a sleek, modern look . . . Even better? They’re totally non-porous, so there’s no need to panic when you realize that puddle of red koolaid has been pooled on your counter for a solid half hour or more.
2. Sealed Granite
Maybe you’re dreaming of granite counters, but someone told you in the past that granite countertops aren’t kid friendly. If so, we’ve got great news for you! Thanks to modern sealing technology, you can have granite countertops that look great and are surprisingly resistant to spilling and scratching. Reseal your granite every 2-3 years, or opt for our WORRY FREE 25-year sealant.
(Psst… Have teenagers who use heat appliances on their hair? Granite withstands high heat extremely well, so these make great bathroom countertops, too!)
Worried about chipping or cracking? Quartz is an extremely tough natural stone that can hold up to almost any heavy toy your kid chucks at it. What really makes quartz a front-runner though is that it’s naturally non-porous—which means you’ll never need to stress over spills and splashes! Quartz is at the top of our list for folks who want the luxurious look of marble without the higher maintenance upkeep.