Granite Countertops are still the most popular countertop choice in our market. It is the benchmark of what people expect to spend on a counter. Budgets start there, and then alternatives are looked at above or below the price of granite. It is very elegant, and the beauty of the stone is stunning with almost any cabinetry you choose.
Quartz Countertops are available in a dazzling range of colors and have a nonporous scratch-resistant surface. For those who love the look of granite but are concerned with its lack of consistency, Quartz is a very hard material and can give you a natural stone look with consistent color and texture throughout the quartz countertop.
Marble Countertops are more porous than granite and will have to be sealed by an experienced stone fabricator. Some marbles are more conducive to being used in a kitchen and are less fragile.
Laminate offers a seemingly endless combination of vibrant colors, patterns, and textures. Certain designs can replicate the look of granite or engineered stone. Laminates combine paper and resin pressed and bonded (laminated) together under high pressure and heat. It is reasonably durable and easy to maintain. Laminates are inexpensive, low-maintenance, and easy to clean. They are susceptible to damage from sharp knives and hot pans.
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