Granite, marble, and quartz are all viable options for beautiful, strong bathroom and kitchen countertops. While all three have similar qualities, there are a few distinct characteristics that will make a difference in your home. Before you decide on the material for your countertop installation, here are a few basics to help determine which is best for you.
Granite is one of the most popular choices for kitchen countertops, offering a beautiful style that works for almost type of decor. Complete with grains and specks in the pattern, homeowners can choose from a variety of colors since every slab has its own unique, natural look.
Granite is incredibly durable and will last decades when cared for correctly. It’s also crack- and heat-resistant, making it ideal for kitchen countertops. Annual sealing will keep this porous material stronger for longer, protecting it from dings and reducing any bacteria growth.
Marble countertops are known for their elegance and luxury. Typically associated with a high-end look, marble is strong but softer and more porous than other choices, making it susceptible to scratching and chipping, as well as damage from acidic substances. Annual sealing, however, will protect it from extreme damage.
Typically, marble is white, gray, or black and accented with its famous veining through the slab. However, there are other colors available, such as blue or pink, where the natural veining will also bring out the color of the slab in bolder strokes.
Quartz is incredibly strong and nonporous, making it resistant to staining and bacteria growth. Its maintenance plan is simple, with no need for sealing and an easier cleaning process. It’s also damage-resistant and can handle almost anything thrown at it.
Its unlimited color options offer homeowners more choices for bathroom and kitchen countertops to match their interior design. Quartz also has a smooth, unblemished surface and doesn’t show any specks, lines, or veining. Instead, it has a natural luster that gives it a three-dimensional characteristic. This affordable option makes for an excellent work surface and stands the test of time.
Rino’s Tile & Stone in Anchorage, AK, is the area’s top choice for custom countertops, whether you use quartz, marble, or granite. Their inventory of stone options ensures you will find the perfect style for your home and budget. As a locally owned business, their clients’ happiness and standards for crafting the best bathroom and kitchen countertops for your property are their priorities. To learn more about their quartz, marble, or granite countertops or their ceramic tile offerings, call (907) 743-1075 or visit their website.