If you have any kitchen or bath renovation plans and wondered what material you should use, then you are on the right exact page.
Here we list all the common materials and explain about the differences. Natural stone and engineered stones are very popular when it comes to countertops, but you should consider that no one material is ideal for every home. The best material for your kitchen will depend on several factors: durability, stain- and scratch-resistance, color, and your budget.
The most common natural stones are granite, marble, and quartzite out of which granite is the most popular material for countertops.
Granite has low porosity and with the use of a sealer can get quite stain resistant. They come in glossy polished or honed finishing with more of a matte look. Also, the leathered finished has a slight texture on the surface.
Marble is another popular natural stone that is relatively soft and has higher porosity compared to granite. A sealer can make it stain resistant. Also, may show scratches if you cut directly on it.
Quartzite is famous for durability to every room and space. Quartzite in general have a mix of the elegant look of marble and the characteristics of granite. Today many designers use them on a variety of indoor surfaces. It is an excellent choice for countertops as they are heat resistant and do not scratch like other materials. Mother nature has created a variety of colors from faded patterns to bold.
Quartz is the most popular engineered stone that will not chip or peel like laminate or other manufactured countertops. The wide range of colours, thickness and finishes deliver a unique and authentic style to any indoor living space.
Engineered quartz is one of the most scratch resistant materials on the planet, the only material harder than quartz are diamonds, topaz, and sapphire. Quartz is non-porous and stain resistant.
Porcelain has been popular for many years. Porcelain is made from non-porous ceramic clay that contains various minerals and when slabs are manufactured for use in countertops, they are coated with a pigmented glaze. This is to give them an aesthetic appeal like that of natural stone or even marble. During the production extremely high temperature is used to make it durable and resistant to scratching, cracking and of course heat.
Our countertop options come in dozens of colors, patterns, and textures to satisfy your needs and design goal. Please call us if you have questions.