Countertops

The countertop is an essential component of your kitchen and bathroom, but can also be a design feature for your tub surrounds, laundry room, wet bar, mud room, fireplace surrounds, and even of your office desk. Design elements and functionality will come into play when selecting your countertop material. Granite, quartz, and marble are the most common options and each have their own strengths and weaknesses. In addition to the beauty of the material, its durability, ease of maintenance, and cost are main points to consider when making the best decision for your space and budget.

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Comparison of the Surface Materials

In addition to the material and color selected, there are several other factors to consider when designing your countertop. The thickness of the material, overhang options, edge profile, seam locations, backsplashes, sinks, and faucets are also design elements that we will assist you in selecting.

Comparison of the Surface MaterialsGranite (Sealed)QuartzMarble (Sealed)
DurabilityOutstandingAbove AverageAverage
Scratch ResistantOutstandingAbove AverageAverage
Stain ResistantOutstandingAbove AveragePoor
Chip ResistantOutstandingAbove AverageAverage
Heat ResistantAbove AverageAverage Average
Household Chemical ResistantAbove AverageAbove AverageAbove Average
Easy to Maintain OutstandingAbove AverageAverage
Repair AbilityPoorAveragePoor
Non Porous
(will not absorb moisture)
Above AverageAbove AverageBelow Average
Requires Periodic SealingYesNo Yes
Renewable SurfaceBelow AverageAbove AverageBelow Average

Comparison of the Surface Materials

In addition to the material and color selected, there are several other factors to consider when designing your countertop. The thickness of the material, overhang options, edge profile, seam locations, backsplashes, sinks, and faucets are also design elements that we will assist you in selecting.