What countertop will works best for you? If you are remodeling or building a new home, this is a good question to keep in mind.
Quartz for instance, is one of the hardest, most abundant minerals found in nature. Quartz countertops are made from crushed pure natural quartz and combined with a small amount of pigment and resin to create a slab of uncommon beauty and strength.
While Granite is a result of it’s origin in nature and may contain color variations, surface marks or blemishes – no two slabs of granite are identical. A porous product when properly sealed and taken care will last many years.
Solid Surfaces are 100% acrylic based products that do not require sealing. They’re naturally resistant to heat, mold, mildew and most stains. They’re renewable and repairable. Most are approved by the FDA and NSF International & most commonly used for food contact and preparation areas.
And Laminate comes in many decorative styles are available in an endless color selection and numerous finishes. Plastic laminate is a durable, easy to maintain surface. There are many new laminate finishes that have the look and texture of stone without the cost, however not as durable as a stone or solid surface product.
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I like quartz the best. It’s more durable than any other product on the market – 2x more durable than granite. Plus it’s maintenance free. Nothing better.