The most important decision that homeowners have to make when selecting the ideal countertop is the choice of material. The decision is influenced by a variety of factors, including stain resistance, durability, appearance and overall kitchen theme. Fortunately, homeowners are truly spoiled for choice. The majority of materials available on the market require some degree of maintenance to retain their appeal.
Some of the best options include marble, granite and engineered quartz. Below, we break down the pros and cons of each material to help you make an informed decision about your kitchen countertops in Orange County!
Marbles are timeless with their classic beauty and elegance. They boast a long working life. With proper care and maintenance, marble countertops can retain their appeal for decades. Some of the statues made of marble are still standing more than 100 years after they were created.
These types of countertops are available in wide-ranging colors from which to choose. They vary depending on the area the stone was extracted. The finishing enhances marble’s color and glow.
Granite has the capacity to add an ultra-stylish look to any kitchen without compromising on functionality. These materials are highly durable and can add value to the kitchen. They also provide a viable way to increase the resale value of the home. The durability of granite makes it harder to scratch or chip, which translates to a longer working life.
Granite is known to resist dirt and bacteria, which is a vital property for a kitchen countertop. The material resists bacteria due to the presence of a sealer, which eliminates porosity. As a result, fluids and moisture do not soak onto the surface. On the other hand, the sealed, smooth surface makes it easier to clean. In the unlikely event that granite scratches or chips, the damaged surface can be fixed easily.
This material is engineered using quartz to create a stone with a natural appearance. A specially designed resin binder binds the quartz crystals. The material gives kitchen countertops various key benefits that are not associated with natural stone.
Homeowners can choose from wide-ranging colors, including earth tones. The material derives its depth of color from the quartz even though colorants can be added to achieve a particular tone. Engineered quartz are not only attractive but they are also durable almost like granite.
If you have any questions about marble, granite, or engineered quartz, call our tile store in Anaheim (714) 284-0118 – Costa Mesa (714) 540-5542 – Laguna Niguel (949)-446-8121