Granite countertops make a dramatic statement in your home. The various minerals within granite add character, making every granite top different. The colour of your granite countertop will never fade. Placing hot items or cutting on granite will never damage the surface. Granite is non-pourous making it a sanitary choice for your countertops.
Marble countertops invite an ageless elegance to any home. Even though it looks opulant, marble can actually cost less than other natural stone countertop materials. Marble has long been favored by professional chefs and home bakers because it stays cool, making it ideal for rolling out pastry. When it is professionally installed and properly sealed and maintained, you can expect to enjoy the beauty of marble for a lifetime.
Quartz is a manufactured product and is very attractive for kitchen and bath countertops. The manufacturing process allows a much wider range of colors than you’ll find in natural stones such as marble or granite. Quartz is non-porous so it resists staining and will not harbor bacteria or viruses.
Soapstone is natural stone material that has been used for centuries in countertops. It’s milky appearance gives it a rustic feel when compared with the urbane and elegant look of granite or marble. The colors you’ll find in soapstone range from almost pure white with slight marbling to charcoal gray with nearly solid color. In between, you’ll enjoy a pleasant array of whites, off-whites, pearls and grays with rich marbling. Because it is non-porous, it is very sanitary and cleans up with mild soap and a dish rag.