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Remodeling on a Budget: Laminate Countertops for a Practical Home

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Laminate countertops are a cost effective, functional, and attractive option for homeowners remodeling on a budget. And, at Imperial Counters, we specialize in laminate countertops for the entire Hudson WI area and we would love to tell you more about them and why they’re such an excellent choice.

Three of the most important considerations when you’re thinking about countertops are looks, price and maintenance.

For starters, let’s talk cost. Budget is a big concern on any remodeling project. And, depending on how big your kitchen is, the countertops can take up a good portion of the budget. But, laminate countertops offer a cost-effective and budget-friendly option that also looks great. This brings down the overall cost of your remodel or frees up the budget for other areas such as appliances or cabinets.

Next, let’s talk looks. As kitchen design has evolved, so have laminate countertops. With advances in technology you won’t have to give up the look you want for your countertops. The laminate countertops of today can mimic the look of granite, quartz, marble or wood without the big price tag. And thanks to the huge assortment of colors and patterns, finding the perfect laminate countertops for your new kitchen or bathroom will be easy.
Laminate Countertops come in a huge variety of colors, styles and finishes. And, at Imperial Counters we sell the top brands in laminate countertops including Formica, Wilsonart, Arborite, Nevamar and more.

And finally, maintenance. If you’re on a budget, or just want a countertop that doesn’t need babying, laminate is a great choice. Keeping your laminates countertops maintained is extremely easy. As nonporous countertops, bacteria and germs will not fester within them. And, when you do need to clean them, simply draw a little warm water, grab a soft cloth and squeeze in some mild soap. Wipe them down any time a spill occurs and you are good to go.

And, If a stain does land and stay on your laminate countertops, don’t fret. Assemble a simple blend of baking soda and water. Spread that mixture across your stain and allow three to five minutes to pass and wipe away. So, if you do not wish to scrub, laminate countertops are the way to go!

Laminate countertops will be a great addition to your home. Simple, practical, coming in a wide variety of colors, laminate countertops offer ease in every sense and will look great throughout the years.

Do you want to learn more about laminate countertops in Hudson WI? Call Imperial Counters at 651-437-3903, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate on our installation and fabrication services.

Ready to Remodel? Know Your Countertops

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Are you looking to remodel your kitchen, bathroom or some other rooms in your home in 2018? Don’t overlook the all important task of choosing your countertops. But, do you know your countertop materials? You might be wondering what kind you should choose to complement your unique home. After all, countertops can be made out of everything from natural stone to laminate, so it can be difficult to figure out which one is best for your house and your family. We are professional fabricators and installers of countertops for Minneapolis and the surrounding areas and are here to tell you all about the many countertop options out there.

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Stone

From granite to quartz, stone offers beautiful, durable countertop options that will truly enhance the look of your home. First, there’s granite. As one of the most popular natural stones for countertops, there are good reasons everyone seems to love it. Granite is durable, elegant, heat and burn resistant and it looks good in nearly every home. Quartz is another natural stone that is a popular choice for countertops. Quartz offers even more color options than granite and is more forgiving of cracks and chips than granite.

Solid Surface

Are looking for counters that are resistant to staining and also offer an incredible variety of styles? Solid surface countertops just might be your solution. While granite is also bacteria resistant, solid surface is a better option if you are looking to install these in bathrooms. Plus, solid surface countertops can be refinished so they look just like new in a matter of just a few hours. And, because they are man-made, they come in countless patterns and colors to match your home unique décor.

Laminate

Laminate countertops are the more cost-effective solution for those who are working within a tight budget. Plus, laminate countertops can take a great deal of wear and tear, so they will last for a long time, even if you have a large family. And nowadays, you don’t even have to worry about the seam showing. In this day and age, laminate counters don’t have that anymore, and you can also select from a few different edge options.

For more information about countertops in Minneapolis, call Imperial Counters at 651-437-3903 or get a Free Estimate.

Thank You and Happy Holidays from Imperial Counters

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With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful clients for their support. We have been serving the Twin Cities area for more than 40 years by providing custom countertops and expert installation. We could not be in business this long without the support and patronage from so many of you!

As this year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for choosing Imperial Counters, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us with all your future countertop needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Quartz: The Latest Trend in Countertops

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There was once a time when granite was the only word you’d hear in terms of dream countertops. With its classic elegance and great value, it’s no wonder granite has reigned at the top of the interior design most-wanted list. And although granite remains one of the most popular choices in countertop materials, there is a new material on the scene; quartz. Quartz has seen a huge surge in popularity recently and has become one of the most coveted trends in countertops for the modern home, for both kitchens and bathrooms alike.

So, what makes quartz so appealing? As experts in quartz countertops for the Twin Cities, we’ve come up with some of the reasons why we think quartz is so popular right now.

Quartz is No-Fuss

Quartz are man-made as opposed to granite which is natural. Quartz countertops are formed with about 90% quartz and 10% binders like polymers, resins and various pigments. Thanks to this unique makeup, quartz is non-porous making it easier to clean and fend off bacteria. Keeping them clean is easy, and this is especially good for those who lead busy lives and/or have large families or a lot of activities going on. You don’t need to worry about having them resealed, and you just need to be sure to keep them clean with water and a soft cloth. That’s it!

Quartz is Versatile

Quartz countertops come in a wide range of colors and styles because of its manufacturing process. Manufacturers are able to produce quartz countertops in everything from solid colors to imitation stone that looks like the real thing and much, much more! Quartz countertops come in a huge variety of colors and patterns, so it won’t really matter what color your cabinets are or any of the other features in your new kitchen or bathroom. With so many styles to choose from, you are sure to find a style to match your home’s unique décor.

A Great Investment

Thanks to quartz’s durability, it can prove to be extremely cost-effective in the long run. So, when you’re looking to update your kitchen countertops, quartz is a great investment and can even help sell your home later on.

And these are just some of the great reasons to choose quartz countertops! For more information on quartz countertops for your Twin Cities home, call us at Imperial Counters at 651-437-3903, or you can feel free to contact us to get a Free Online Estimate.

Beautiful & Renewable: Solid Surface Countertop FAQ

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Over the many years as an expert countertop fabrication and installation company, we have given much advice to our customers about how to choose the best solid surface countertops for their Hudson WI home. When remodeling a kitchen, bathroom or other room and choosing the countertop material that will work best for your unique household; you will also likely have a few questions about solid surface countertops. At times it can be difficult to figure out which countertop material is the right one for your home and family, so we are here to answer some of the most common questions we’ve received about solid surface countertops.

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Q: What are solid surface countertops made of?

A: The material is a combination of acrylics or polyester resins along with an inert filler material. Consumers looking for the most creative design options from a long-lasting countertop surface look to the half-inch thick, 100% acrylic/acrylic blend. The reason these types of countertops are so popular is because they are easily installed and repaired, but they are also a great complement to any room in the home.

Q: What are some of the major benefits to installing solid surface countertops?

A: Special features unique to solid surface include inconspicuous seams, elegant coved or set-on backsplashes and decorative edge details. They also come with an extended manufacturer’s warranty. They are even suitable for shower walls and seats.

Q: Are there many stylish options in solid surface?

A: Solid surface countertops are extremely customizable. They don’t just come in one or two colors. They are available in a wide range of colors and designs, so you are sure to find the perfect countertops to match your kitchen or bathroom décor. They are versatile in design and application, including several stylish and seamless sink style options.

Q: Are they durable? How often do they need to be replaced?

A: A certified professional can renew the surface to its original state in a few hours – rather than replacing worn-looking countertops. You don’t need to worry about bacteria growing on them either; solid surface countertops are non-porous so they will not harbor bacteria. Plus they are easy to clean and don’t require any special cleaning products.

No matter what style you choose, solid surface countertops are a wise long-term investment that look great and last for many years. So, when you’re ready to learn more about solid surface countertops for your Hudson WI home, call Imperial Counters at 651-437-3903 or contact us for a Free Estimate.