When it comes to shopping for countertops, there are many different options to choose from. With tile, laminate, and stone there are so many options. Knowing which stones are the best stones for kitchen countertops can be tricky. One thing we know for sure is that stone is always the way to go for three reasons.
- Stone looks elegant and classy which gives your kitchen a completed and styled look.
- Stone holds up to a lot of damage and is resistant to a lot of normal wear and tear.
- There are thousands of options so you can customize to the best of your ability.
However, even if you decide that stone is the right choice for you, you still have to pick a type of stone. Between granite, marble, and quartzite which stone is the best? Well, they all have their own specific attributes that set them aside from one another. So, what is the true difference between the three different stones?
Granite is the most popular stone for kitchen and bathrooms because it is the easiest to find and the most durable. Granite comes in at one of the highest levels on the hardness scale, which means it can endure a lot of wear and tear without showing it. You can cut on your granite countertop without worry that it will scratch, you can place hot pans on the surface without it marking and you can set heavier items on the stone without worrying that it will crack or bend. Granite is extremely durable, however you want to take care of it and make sure that it is sealed so you can prolong the life of it. Even though your granite can endure a lot of wear and tear and high traffic, you always want to use precaution!
Marble is the perfect stone for anyone trying to achieve a high class and luxurious look. Marble has a very unique look and you can find marble in many different colors and styles with one of a kind patterns of movement throughout each slab. Marble can be more expensive, but if you shop at the right places and do your research you can find marble for the right price. Normally wholesalers are the best places to buy full slabs of stone. Marble, just like granite, can take a lot of wear and tear with minimal damages. The only thing to consider with marble is that you do need to take care of any stains or spills as soon as they happen because marble is a softer stone.
Quartzite is the final choice for stone when you are doing any renovations on your home. Quartzite is just like granite because it is a harder stone and can endure just about any damage possible. Quartzite withstands heat and scratches very well and will always look great! Quartzite, unlike quartz, is all natural and not man made which means that the difference in each stone is different and will always be different. Every design is unique and you will always have your own look. Another great thing that sets quartzite aside from the rest of the stone options is that you can use it in many different ways such as flooring, decorative wall coverings, and roofing.
Whether you are renovating your kitchen for the first time or for the fifth time, the process will always be stressful and overwhelming. Between the budgeting, the buying process, and making all the decisions there is a lot to keep track of. If you are planning to start a project or renovation contact us today. We have stone specialists on hand that will guide you through the whole process and keep you on the right road to success. We also have a slab yard that you can come walk through and see the stones yourself!