Homeowners renovating their kitchens, bathrooms, or even laundry spaces have an important decision to make when comparing countertops. Your countertop is one of the most noticeable design features in your home. If you browse real estate listing, top quality countertops are also one of the biggest selling points. Granite, quartz, and marble are three of the most common, high-end countertops you can choose.
Countertops made of granite are both durable and stain-resistant. They are tolerant of heat — go ahead and move pots and pans directly from the stove to your granite countertop. Granite countertops also hold up well to chemicals in cleaning agents and are difficult to scratch, crack, or break. In terms of design, granite countertops are available in a variety of natural colors and patterns in the tan, gray, brown, and off-white families.
Quartz countertops offer an alternative to granite. While they are just as durable and fade-resistant as granite, quartz countertops are dyed to add color, and resin is added to bind the quartz. Quartz is a non-porous material that requires little-to-no maintenance.
The premium choice for countertops is marble. Marble is resistant to cracking, breakage, and stains while also standing up against heat from pots and pans. What distinguishes a marble countertop from quartz or granite is its unique look. Marble countertops come in a variety of colors and no one section of marble is the same because of their unique veining and coloring. If you choose a marble countertop for your home you can be confident you truly have a one-of-kind piece.
Diamond Hill Builders is the Seacoast’s leading home renovation company. As your family is comparing countertops and planning to upgrade your kitchen or bathroom, we’ll work with you to find the best solution for your home. Contact us for a free quote today.