Kitchen Countertops


Kitchen Countertops In NJ

If you have decided to work with our Modiani Kitchen showroom in Englewood, NJ for your new kitchen design, we are happy to also assist you with your countertop decision. When choosing your kitchen countertop for your custom kitchen, there are a variety of design, color and finish options you may want to consider, each with their own qualities and strengths. Before deciding on the kitchen countertop material, it is a good idea to develop an understanding of the different design options that are available on the NJ and US market as well as the budget involved. You can choose from various kitchen countertop companies including our Italian kitchen partner company Cesar, for whom Modiani Kitchens is the exclusive distributor in NJ. Continue reading to learn more about all kitchen countertop options.

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Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Another very durable, extremely resilient and stain resistant kitchen countertop material, which we use frequently for our kitchen renovations, is quartz. It is also known as engineered stone, which is made of 93% quartz particles. Other advantages of quartz are that it is easy to care for, will last at least as long as your high-end custom kitchen cabinetry, there are many different color and finish options and you can choose from any desired texture, making it the ideal choice for modern and traditional kitchens. Quartz kitchen countertops are a common alternative to granite or marble countertops, have a similar look and represent the best value for money countertop from our point of view. This is why we generally recommend choosing Quartz or engineered stone countertops for our clients’ kitchen renovations. With regards to our clients in NJ and the wider tri-state area, we typically work with the company Caesarstone, who are the market leaders in quartz kitchen countertops worldwide. Please kindly visit our kitchen showroom in NJ or the Caesarstone website for the latest quartz countertop materials and pricing.

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Marble Kitchen Countertops

One very up and coming countertop option that is on the higher end are marble kitchen countertops. There are several material and finish options to choose from at Modiani Kitchens in Englewood, NJ. One very popular finish is our leather finish marble that can be used for countertops either just as the top surface or as a waterfall style. This type of marble countertop has a soft finish, which makes it especially durable if you are cooking frequently but don’t want to miss out on one of the major kitchen trends and materials these days.

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Wood Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen countertops made of wood are a traditional option that offers a warm, natural look while also being fairly durable. Wood countertops are very popular among traditionally designed kitchens because of their warm, natural looking, classic appearance. They add a rich look to the kitchen, are fairly durable and timeless in their essence. Wood does require a good amount of maintenance within your kitchen and a fair amount of upkeep between wax, oil, and staining, though, as a lack of maintenance will probably result in cracking, warping, and staining. This is something to be considered well in advance, and something we communicate very clearly to our NJ clients prior to the kitchen countertop purchasing decision. A well-made, beautiful wood countertop is priced comparably to soapstone or another natural stone; it typically costs $100 to $200 per square foot.

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Granite Kitchen Countertops

Granite has long been a classic for all types of kitchen projects due to its durability and its versatility. It is one of the most popular kitchen countertop materials available on the US market and within NJ. Granite single-surface countertops have long been a classic choice for all types of luxury kitchen spaces due to their durability and versatility. It is a natural stone and is available in a wide range of colors, making it a great option for any number of kitchen styles and designs. Granite is cut into long, flat pieces, which means it is a single-surface countertop without grout to keep clean. Granite is extremely heat resistant, in fact, a hot pot or pan can be placed directly onto granite with no damage to the material. However, keep in mind that granite countertops require constant maintenance in the form of using a stone cleaner on it ideally on a daily basis, rather than an abrasive cleaner that wouldn’t maintain the material well long-term. Granite is on the higher end of costs when it comes to kitchen countertops, typically costing anywhere between $75 and $250 per square foot.

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Slate Kitchen Countertops

Slate is another trendy natural stone used in kitchen countertops. It is a dense stone that is typically available in five hues for counters in your kitchen space – black, green, red, purple, and gray. It is nonporous and, unlike granite and soapstone, slate requires little to no maintenance. Countertops made of slate are similarly priced to their other natural stone counterparts, typically costing $100 to $150 per square foot.

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Soapstone Kitchen Countertops

Soapstone is another popular kitchen countertop material that has a high versatility and is smooth, made of natural stone and usually available in dark colors. Soapstone, like granite, is a natural stone used for high-end kitchen countertops. Depending on the kitchen it is placed in, soapstone can either feel modern or classic. It is relatively similar in terms of pricing to granite kitchen countertops and is priced at approximately $100 to $150 per square foot. Soapstone kitchen countertops offer fewer color options than granite, but have a slightly better reputation on the luxury kitchen cabinetry market. Soapstone is porous and therefore requires constant maintenance in the form of a mineral oil seal to reduce the effects of staining. Make sure to apply mineral oil regularly to the surface to prevent surface cracking and staining.

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Ceramic Tile Kitchen Countertops

Another stylish choice for kitchen countertops is tiles. Most tiles are made of ceramic, which is a resilient and affordable material that comes in a variety of colors, textures, and styles, providing a lot of room to work with different styling options. Ceramic tile is not a single surface, and in recent years, as trends have moved towards single-surface countertops that are easy to maintain, ceramic tile has become a less popular option in today’s luxury kitchens. However, ceramic tile can be a very chic design and material option and should not be written off just because it is not a single surface. Ceramic has the benefit of being available in a great deal of colors and finishes, giving you a lot of room to work with different styling options. Like granite, ceramic can withstand high temperatures and is therefore considered as very resilient. However, some homeowners feel that tile countertops are harder to keep clean than other surfaces because of the grooves between the tiles, also known as grouting. Ceramic is more affordable than natural stone kitchen countertops, costing between $1 and $5 per square foot for the tile itself and $30 to $50 per square foot for the installation within your custom kitchen.

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Concrete Kitchen Countertops

Concrete is thought of as having a similar appearance to natural stone, and therefore it has incrementally grown in popularity over recent years as a relevant material choice for high-end kitchen countertops. Coloring can be added to concrete before it is poured, making concrete a fairly customizable option. Countertops that are custom made of concrete typically cost between $85 and $100 per square foot, which – given the level of customization available – is considered fairly reasonable. Read more about different kitchen materials and finish options as well as the latest kitchen trends in our high-end kitchen blog.

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Stainless-Steel Kitchen Countertops

Metal, or stainless-steel, kitchen countertops are known for their industrial appearance and are used in most professional or industrial stainless steel kitchens. Stainless-steel tends to be on the higher end of the pricing spectrum; however, for a serious chef, who desires a modern, clean industrial look, metal is the most exciting option available on the kitchen market.

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Laminate Kitchen Countertops

Laminate, or synthetics coated in plastic, have long been a common countertop material. They are also highly versatile due to the wide range of countertop colors and styles available in laminates. Laminate kitchen countertops are extremely easy to care for, clean easily and are available in a wide range of colors and styles. However, laminates are not considered hugely resilient, and if one part of the countertop becomes damaged, the entire top needs to be replaced.

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Steps To Your Kitchen Countertop

With a wide range of kitchen countertop materials available to today’s homeowner, it helps to understand the unique qualities that each popular kitchen countertop material possesses. Before deciding which countertop material to use in your kitchen, it is a good idea to understand the different options, the pros and cons, and the budgetary requirements of each one. Contact our Modiani kitchen showroom for a complimentary kitchen consultation and assistance with the right countertop choice for your individual requirements.


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