Whether you are replacing old kitchen and bathroom countertops, or deciding on what to install in a new home, you want a long-lasting high-quality countertop. You’ll also want to seek the best fabrication and installation of your countertops in kitchen and bathroom.
Three of the best countertops that provide a solution for looks and durability are quartz, granite, and marble countertops. There are notable differences between each type, which may help you to narrow down your choices to just one.
Quartz countertops are a combination of natural stone and a manufacturing process that combines about 93% crushed quartz with 7% resin and added dyes. Quartz is non-porous and provides a uniform surface of color.
The advantage of the added dyes is that quartz countertops for bathroom vanities and kitchens can be available in a wider range of colors than granite or marble.
Maintenance is minimal for a quartz countertop, and it does not require special top coat sealants. Quartz is slightly more expensive than granite.
Granite countertops are sourced from a natural stone and provide a hard, durable and stain-resistant surface. It’s heat-resistant and doesn’t stain. Unlike manmade countertops, it won’t crack or scratch with normal kitchen or bathroom use.
Granite countertops are available in a set range of colors to suit most interior design themes, such as blue-gray, brown, gray, peach, tan, and yellow-gold.
Its maintenance will require sealants to preserve its luster and longevity. Of the three choices, granite is your most affordable option.
Marble countertops have the benefit of being structurally sound, but they aren’t as durable as quartz or granite. Marble is more porous than the other two options, and sensitive to chemical cleaners and food stains.
Many people choose marble due to its unique marbled pattern of veins and mottling. Marble also darkens over time. Colors are limited to cream, yellow, grey, brown, and black, with mixed variations of color.
As long as you wipe up spills immediately, and apply a high-grade sealant to protect its surface, it should last you for many years. Since it’s completely natural, a marble countertop will cost you more than quartz.
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