Favorite Kitchen Countertop Materials
So, you just moved to a new home, a new place to stay; wondering to yourself, what is the best slab for your kitchen counter-top? Should you go with the classical Granite slab or maybe go with the new, innovative Quartz slab? We at Mega Stone believe in excellent customer service and professionalism. Hence, we wrote this article for you. After reading this article, you’ll be able to know the difference between the types of slabs available for your choosing. You will be able to come to a whole-heartily decision, without any second doubts haunting you afterward.
What is best material for a kitchen countertop
Before choosing a slab for your kitchen, there are a few ground rules you must know. First, you must understand the different types of stones that are available for your choosing. There are three types. One, Natural stone countertops, more known as Granite, Marble and Quartzite. These stones are just like its name, natural. It’s a stone that hasn’t been engineered by human hand. This natural stone mined from quarries around the world presented to us at a manageable size after being polished and well prepped has a few unique benefits.
Granite Kitchen Countertops
Firstly, Granite stones, as we mentioned beforehand, are natural slabs mined. Because of that, each slab piece has its own distinctive pattern and traits. You will never find two Granite pieces that are truly the same. Secondly, Granite stones are very durable, you won’t have to worry scratching your surface. Your counter-top may even dull your knife because of its hardness. Thirdly, when your Granite kitchen countertop is sealed correctly by a professional team, then it won’t soak up liquids. In other words, becoming stain resistant. The natural stone – Granite also has a couple of disadvantages you need to take into consideration. One, Granite as we mentioned beforehand comes in its own unique pattern, you might not necessarily like the exact tone and texture that the stone has to offer. Second, if the slab isn’t sealed properly, it may absorb liquids – resulting in stains. At Mega Stone, you won’t have to worry about these disadvantages. We have numberless Granite patterns. Furthermore, the countertop installations, done by a professional team will seal your countertop correctly. Taking your worries about stains away.
Marble Kitchen Countertops
The second type of natural stone is Marble. Marble is a beautiful stone and many clients prefer it for their kitchen countertops because of the lifestyle they live. Some clients want the beauty not to actually cook and prepare on it. Marble is a very sensitive stone and it scratches and stains easily if its not taken care of properly. There are many popular white kitchen countertop stone ideas, some are White Carrara, Statuary, and Calacatta Gold marble.
Quartzite Kitchen Countertops
The third natural stone that many people love is something called Quartzite it’s a natural stone hat has the look of marble but it is more durable then marble. The white quartzites kitchen countertops are the most popular with our clients at this time. Quartzite come in many different colors, patterns and variations. It is so beautiful looks like a piece of art in your kitchen.
Quartz Kitchen Countertops
The fourth type of slab which you can use as a counter-top is Quartz. Quartz, an engineered stone, a mineral which is abundant in the world and made of 93% Quartz and 7% resin make this stone exclusive to unprecedented perks. One of the Quartz slabs many perks include easy maintenance. Quartz is a porous stone meaning it doesn’t harbor dirt or bacteria on its surface. One downside of the Quartz stone is that after a certain degree of heat it may burn the surface. The reason for this is the 7% resin. For example, placing a hot pan on top of the surface may damage it. The heat will burn the 7% resin resulting in a burn surface. The easy solution for this downside is placing a hot pad underneath it. This simple act can prevent damaging your countertop.
A few examples of Quartz slabs you can choose from are- White Quartz, Ceasarstone Quartz, Silestone Quartz, and Cambria Quartz.
Porcelain Kitchen Countertops
The fifth slab which is worth mentioning is Porcelain counter-tops. Porcelain stones, a very popular material for countertops in Europe, less common in America but has become in recent years more in demand. These slabs offer a new variety of colors for designing your kitchen. Moreover, these slabs are stain resistant. One thing to take into account, because it is less popular in America, repairing may prove problematic.
Finding what fits best your preference depends on a few factors. While there is a large variety of slabs to choose from, you need to find the one that is your ideal. A stone that will make your counter-top the gem of the house and in order to do that you need to take all into consideration. Firstly, do you want a unique pattern from mother-nature? If yes, then think maybe going with a natural slab. For example, Granite or Marble. Are you somebody that doesn’t want to waste your time and energy on countertop maintenance? If yes, then you’re better off choosing a Quartz countertop. At this stage, you need to take into account your personality, design “taste” and your budget. These are the few essential questions you should ask yourself.
Prices vary between each type of slab. Quartz has a more built-in price while on the other hand, natural stones can be very cheap or very expensive.
After reading this article, hopefully, you have a better and deeper understanding of the types of slabs you can use for your counter-top. We at Mega Stone will gladly support and help you with further questions regarding the perfect countertop for you. You can call us today at 1914-785-7755 or alternatively send us an email to