A Guide To Choosing Countertops

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Are natural stone countertops, like marble, granite, dolomite, and soapstone, the right choice for your kitchen? Or should you choose the very popular engineered countertops like quartz and quartzite?

With so many options available, it’s no wonder choosing a countertop material can be a daunting decision. No worries… we’re here to help! 

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The Best Place to Start.

How your countertops look in your kitchen will probably the first thing you think of when trying to choose the best countertops for your family. But, the most critical part of your countertop decision should come from an assessment of how you and your family use your kitchen.

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Granite Countertops

Granite, the top choice in countertops, is available in a variety of shades such as blacks, whites, greens, corals and beiges, and no two pieces are exactly the same. Granite is available in three finishes. Most granite counters are polished to a glossy sheen, but you can also ask for a honed finish, which is much less shiny and more of a matte sheen. And leathered granite has a slightly textured surface that lends a rustic, casual look to a kitchen.
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Marble Countertops

Marble is a high-end natural stone that comes in fewer color patterns than granite. Marble is also relatively soft and porous, so it’s not as stain resistant as granite. However, marble is regarded as a near-perfect work surface for activities like baking or making fresh pasta. Be careful when cutting, though, or marble may show knife scars.

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Quartz Countertops

Engineered stone countertops like Quartz comes in a wider variety of colors than natural stone countertops, are more durable. Like other hard surface countertop materials, quartz is non-porous so it resists staining much better than granite or marble. For cleanliness, a non-porous surface means that it will not harbor bacteria or viruses. 

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Visit a Showroom

Regardless of your decision, the best choice is to see all of your options in person. Schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with our experts today. We’d love to show you around our showroom and discuss your options with you. We’ll see you soon!