Understanding Your Countertop Options

When choosing a countertop for your home, you need to carefully consider your choices before making a purchase. After all, many countertops are quite expensive, and the one you choose will be something you have to look at every day. One of the best ways to make sure you make the right choice is by first gaining a bit of insight into the different types available.

Here’s a quick look at six of the more popular countertop types.

Granite Countertops

When it comes to elegant countertops, you can’t go wrong with granite. These countertops are made of quartz and feldspar — molten rock — and they are extremely heat-resistant as well as immensely durable, meaning they are unlikely to chip or scratch. When polished, granite countertops boast a dimensional characteristic.

Marble Countertops

Marble countertops work well in just about any kitchen, but it’s important to keep in mind that they are high-maintenance as well as susceptible to scratching and staining. If you prefer a countertop that reflects your daily living in the kitchen, then marble countertops are ideal. Because marble — metamorphic stone — has mineral deposits within in it, no two slabs are the same. You will notice the mineral deposits because they appear as tiny veins running throughout the slabs. And because it has a low abrasion rating, it’s quite easy to scratch or etch.

Caesarstone

Caesarstone quartz countertops feature the same type of beauty as granite countertops. They are non-porous as well as resistant to scratches. Better yet, because there is no reason to seal or wax these countertops, they require no maintenance. The uncompromising performance of Caesarstone countertops can be seen in its enhanced flexural strength and impact resistance, both of which outperform granite and marble.

DuPont Zodiaq

These countertops are engineered to produce a visually striking appearance, and it’s because of the sparkling crystals used in the manufacturing process that give them such a mesmerizing depth. Proving to be both heat and scratch resistant, these countertops are ideal in any kitchen setting.

Silestone

Silestone countertops are made of quartz, which is one the most durable minerals on the face of the earth. When investing in Silestone countertops, you’re guaranteed first-class quality, including impact and acid resistance. These countertops are available in a wide range of textures, and thanks to advancements in technology, they are now available with bacteriostatic protection.

Vetrazzo

If you’re looking for a way to go green, then Vetrazzo countertops are what you’ve been looking for. Made of recycled glass, these countertops offer true beauty in an earth-friendly manner. With optimal durability, Vetrazzo countertops contain no petroleum or toxic products. They are highly resistant to heat, staining and moisture. Best of all, they require minimal maintenance and only need to be resealed about once every two years.