If you’re in the market to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, Marble Granite World has a wide array of countertop materials for you to choose from.
In order to pick the right material, you should have a good amount of choices in front of you—and we’ve got plenty of choices. If you’re searching for natural stone, we’ve got options—but if you’re more of an engineered stone type of person, we’ve got you covered there too. All of our customers have different styles and tastes, and we’re sure to have something that suits your fancy.
In order to make an informed decision, you should be armed with enough information about each type of countertop—this way, you’ll know which one is going to work for you, and you’ll be judging it on more than just looks.
We put together this article so our customers can get a taste of each type of countertop and, by the end, be a little closer to making their final decision. To make a countertop choice that you’re happy with, you have to be prepared going in. And that’s what we’re here to help with.
Marble Granite World is known for the natural countertop materials that we offer. Natural stone has been a popular mainstay for many years because of its durability, timelessness, and how easy it is on the environment.
All granite needs in order to last for years and maintain its toughness is regular sealing. If it’s sealed properly, this material is resistant to heat, stains, and scratches—which makes it a hugely popular choice for families with children and teenagers. Granite comes in a variety of different colors and shades, and no two are identical. Your slab will be unlike anyone else’s in the world.
Marble is a high-end stone that’s known for its sophistication. Although it takes a bit more upkeep than other types of natural stone, the end result is worth it. Its beauty is unlike any other stone, and it gives an air of luxury to any room that it’s installed in.
It’s a great choice for countertops that don’t see much traffic, as this makes it less likely to fall victim to etching. (Although some people do like the natural etching that occurs to marble over time because it gives it a rustic quality!)
Quartzite is a natural stone that’s known for its durability, which makes it a stone commonly used in kitchens that see a lot of cooking, eating, and mingling. It holds the classy look of a marble countertop but boasts a toughness that’s on an even higher level than granite.
Onyx is known for its beauty. Like any natural stone, each slab is one-of-a-kind. It has a similar look to marble and needs about the same degree of maintenance—but if it’s taken care of with a gentle hand, it can last in your home for generations.
Soapstone stands apart from other natural stones because of its milky appearance. This stone is easy to clean, as well as beautiful and durable—but it can also be vulnerable to scratches and chips because it tends to be a softer stone than its other natural companions.
Travertine is known for how long it lasts; it’s extremely durable. This type of stone absorbs water, which makes it a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms alike, and our customers love the way it brightens up a room.
Along with natural stone, Marble Granite World also has a stock of engineered stone—some of our customers prefer these options over natural stone.
Quartz is a countertop man-made material that’s known for being consistent, without the unpredictable nature of natural stone. It’s great for homes with young children, as it’s very durable and doesn’t need to be sealed after the very first time.
Dekton is known for its extreme durability and its heat-proof qualities. It’s not just heat resistant—Dekton is pretty much heat-proof! The colors of Dekton are also known for how rich and pigmented they are; it makes for a beautiful and bold choice.
Porcelain is a strong, hardy, and heat-resistant material—and since it’s man-made, there are plenty of colors and designs to choose from. It’s a very popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms because of how versatile and affordable it is.
Your Countertop Choice
There are many decisions to be made when it comes to remodeling, and choosing your new countertop should be the most exciting one. We want to make the experience as good as possible—so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give Marble Granite World a call!