With so much more time being spent at home and in the kitchen, many people are taking advantage of this time to make some updates at home. It’s a great time to move those home renovation projects up to the top of the to-do list! When people think of a kitchen renovation, countertops are often their first thought. There are lots of options for stone for your kitchen countertops, and we’re here to help you understand the pros and cons of your options!
Granite – For so long, granite has been a top contender for the kitchen countertop stone of choice. Its inherent strength, abrasion resistance, and superior weathering durability are likely to keep it one of the preeminent stone material selections available. Available in a striking array of colors, granite’s durability, longevity, and economy make it ideal for kitchen countertops. It’s also a fairly low-maintenance stone for your kitchen.
Marble – Marble is another stone of choice for kitchen countertops. With no two sheets of marble being exactly the same, every marble countertop will be unique. It adds a luxurious look to any kitchen because of its beauty and elegance. Compared to granite, marble is more prone to scratching. It is also a porous stone and stains fairly easily without proper sealing.
Engineered Quartz – Quartz, a man-made engineered stone formed by combining 90% ground quartz (a natural hard mineral) with 8-10% resins, polymers, and pigments, is a very durable stone for kitchen countertops. Quartz is extremely hard, has a glossy sheen, is non-porous, and is stain and crack resistant. It does not require sealing or resealing and comes in a wide range of colors. Because it is easy to clean with mild soap and water, quartz is an excellent choice in kitchens.
Quartzite – Quartzite is another excellent stone for a kitchen project. A metamorphic rock formed from sandstone, quartzite can be of exceptional strength, density, and hardness. The strength, abrasion resistance, and weathering durability of this rock type expand its application possibilities to include most of the common uses for natural, dimension stone. Quartzite works well in kitchens because of its durability and strength.
Whatever stone you are thinking about for your new kitchen countertops, we’re here to help! We will walk you through the process step-by-step and have your kitchen updated in no time! Give us a call or stop by our showroom and let’s get started designing your dream kitchen!