Kitchen Countertop Materials
At Infinite Granite, we know you have a lot of choices when it comes to your kitchen — whether you’re remodeling its appearance or embarking on new construction, one of the most important choices you’ll make is what material your kitchen countertop should be.
Importance Of High-Quality Kitchen Countertops
Today’s market presents more materials and options than ever before for updating your kitchen countertops. The right kitchen countertop can transform a space and set the mood of your entire kitchen design theme.
When choosing kitchen countertop materials, keep in mind factors such as heat, stain resistance and overall durability. Below are some of the kitchen countertop materials we sell to help you make your decision.
Granite Kitchen Countertops
Granite has been a popular choice for kitchen countertops partially because of its appearance — granite exudes elegance in a kitchen and can help transform a space. Granite’s unique interlocking crystal structure contributes to its overall durability and provides a grainy, often colorful look. Granite is also extremely hard and heat-resistant — it doesn’t blister and is unlikely to scratch or chip. Granite does usually require sealing, as it is a porous material, and this protects it from stains.
Quartz Kitchen Countertops
Quartz is an often-overlooked yet durable option for kitchen countertops. Made from some of the hardest minerals on Earth, they’re eye-catching, often sparkly, and come in a wide variety of patterns and colors. Typically, quartz countertops are made from 94 percent ground quartz that’s combined with polyester resins and pigments to provide color. The added resins help make quartz countertops resistant to stains and scratches. They’re also nonporous, so they don’t need to be sealed.
Marble looks incredibly elegant and smooth, making it a popular choice for many homeowners’ kitchens. However, it does tend to be on the more expensive side, which is why it’s often seen in smaller sections of many kitchens, such as the island or a breakfast bar. Marble is also waterproof and heatproof.
Soapstone counters are made from quarried stone. Most soapstone contains quite a bit of talc, which contributes to its powdery appearance and texture. Soapstone provides a rustic appearance, especially when combined with the natural elegance of slate or granite. Many homeowners love the natural charm that soapstone provides — it’s stain-resistant and is fairly impervious to heat damage as well.
Contact Infinite Granite
Infinite Granite is proud to be a local Brimfield, MA, resource for granite, marble, quartz and other high-quality stones to furnish your home. Whether you’re remodeling a kitchen or bathroom or building a new fireplace surround, we have the materials to make your dreams a reality. Call 413-245-4444 for more information on our granite distribution services.