Compare and Contrast of Common Countertop Surfaces
November 19, 2014
By far one of the most popular for kitchens, this natural stone is usually polished or honed.
Pros: Nothing artificial compares with natures. The broad range of colors and patterns mean your home will truly be one of a kind. Renowned for its durability, once sealed its highly resistant to heat, bacteria and staining.
Cons: Nothing too detrimental, but it will have to be sealed over the years and depending on the layout of your project there may be some visible seams.
A eye catcher for sure, Marble is an elegant touch in any home and is most easily recognized by its delicate veining.
Pros: Once again nature outdoes herself with this stunning stone. Although not quite as tough as granite and not seen in kitchens as much, marble is often used in bathrooms and reminds us of classic Greek and Roman sculptures.
Cons: As we mentioned it’s not quite as resistant to staining so you may want to keep it out of heavily trafficked walkways or kitchens.
One of the hardest minerals on earth this surface is a combination of stone and resins.
Pros: Arguably one of the most durable options, quartz countertops are almost maintenance free! Not to mention the color options are endless.
Cons: Being an engineered stone it lacks some of the unique patterns only available in other options and you would likely want to use a trivet when dealing with heat as its not as heat resistant as some of our other options.
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