When you’re looking for the best countertop options, there’s no place better than GranitePro. We’ve got the selection you’re looking for—not only that, but we also have the quality and the expertise. Essentially, we’ve got everything you’re looking for to create a beautiful remodeled kitchen.
We love stone countertops. The materials we stock include granite, marble, soapstone, and quartz, and we’re going to tell you a bit more about them.
There’s no doubt you’ve heard of granite before. As the most popular natural stone, granite has a great reputation—one it definitely lives up to. It’s durable, beautiful, and timeless, and for all of these reasons, you don’t have to worry about having to replace granite anytime soon. It’s a long-term investment if there ever was one.
Granite is formed under intense heat and pressure, which makes it the perfect asset for your kitchen. It takes no issue with high temperatures, so if you set a hot pan down on its surface, it won’t sustain damage. We still recommend using hot pads and trivets for safety’s sake, though.
There are many aspects of granite that people love, and one of the most notable is its aesthetic variation. Its bold patterns and colorations are show-stopping and can bring any kitchen together while acting as the centerpiece.
As for maintenance, granite is easy. Just remember to keep it sealed (it’s a nonporous stone, after all), wipe it daily with soap and water, and you’re golden.
Marble is for those who love luxury. If you’re ready to transform your kitchen into the classy and sophisticated heart of your home, marble is the material that you need to install. It comes in crisp, clean aesthetics that have a special way of taking advantage of natural light and brightening up a space.
For bakers, marble is a godsend. Its surface always stays cool—no matter what—so if you find yourself rolling out dough often, marble is the perfect place to do it.
Word to the wise: marble is a decently soft stone, so it takes a gentle hand to maintain it. Always beware of acids and other harsh chemicals, as they are capable of etching marble and damaging it, even when the stone is sealed. But for those who are willing to exercise patience and care, this stone could be a perfect fit.
While granite and marble are natural stones, quartz is engineered. It’s man-made, created by mixing natural quartz with polymers and resins, which make the quartz material nonporous and ultra-durable. This stone, unlike marble and granite, never needs to be sealed.
Quartz comes in all sorts of designs; it can even mimic the look of natural stone if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s highly scratch and stain resistant, but not as heat resistant as natural stones, simply because of the resins included in its composition.
This is a great countertop option for those who love the idea of natural stone but not the maintenance aspect. Quartz is a high-quality alternative.
Soapstone is yet another natural stone, made of about 50 percent talc. What makes this stone unique is how soft it is; it has a unique feeling as you run your hand along it. But because it’s soft, it’s prone to scratches (though they can be sanded out).
Your soapstone countertop may darken over time, but many people enjoy the rustic look that comes along with this. You’ll often find soapstone in grays, blacks, blues, or greens, and these shades can create a great atmosphere for your kitchen.
As for sealing, you don’t have to worry about doing so with soapstone, as the material is naturally nonporous. To clean it, just use simple soap and water.
Porcelain countertops are an excellent choice for your home due to their durability and elegance. Their non-porous surface makes them resistant to stains, scratches, and heat, ensuring a long-lasting and low-maintenance option for your kitchen or bathroom. With a wide range of colors and finishes available, porcelain countertops can effortlessly enhance the aesthetic appeal of any space in your home.
Do you think you’ve found the perfect countertop material? If you have, reach out to GranitePro today so we can talk more about your upcoming project.