Deciding on kitchen countertops is a big decision. However, if cabinets are the show's star, the countertop is a strong supporting player, often becoming the focal point of kitchen design.
But it's also the place where you prepare meals! So, it needs to be hygienic, ultra-durable, and easy to clean.
Stone counters, such as marble, granite, quartz, limestone, and soapstone, are elegant, popular choices that add value to a property. Stone is also durable and easy to clean.
So now comes the big decision: slab or prefab?
Slab counters are created from one stone slab. You go to a supplier and select your stone of choice.
You'll choose the edging, dimensions, and finish with slab countertops. There is an endless assortment of colors and textures.
As you might guess, prefabs are limited in design options. They are cut to fit standard countertops and have finished edges, usually the traditional bullnose. They're also less expensive.
Quartz countertops: the most durable
Quartz is the king of durability! It's even stronger than granite, known as "the hardest rock."
Quartz is usually mixed with a tiny bit of resin (less than 10%) when used as a countertop material. This gives it the best of both worlds because it's beautiful with a focus on modern convenience.
You still have all the beauty, translucence, and marble-like look with natural striations. They're also nonporous, stain-resistant, antibacterial, and easy to clean.
Kitchens experience plenty of drops and spills. So, quartz countertops are an ideal choice.
All that's needed for cleaning is water and a PH-neutral cleaner. No sealing is necessary! If you still have questions, seek the advice of your stone retailer.
Visit us for your kitchen countertops and more
At Carpet USA, we only work with top-quality products, like natural stone from Daltile, Marazzi, and more. Our professionals will make your slab countertops look sensational!
Visit us in Vancouver, WA. We work with homeowners and businesses in Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, and Camas, WA, as well as Portland, OR.