Which Countertops Are the Most Durable?Thursday, August 1, 2013
As a local stone and tile supplier, we often get asked by shoppers, “Which material is the most durable when it comes to countertops?” It’s a good question, as you really do need to factor in your lifestyle before you settle on a slab. This is a decision that you will live with for some time, unless you decide to sell your home or undergo another remodel. Here’s a look at how some of the most popular natural stone countertop materials stack up when it comes to durability!
Quartz: Quartz is a synthetic material that has gained in popularity in recent years. It comes in a variety of gorgeous colors and can remain with a matte finish or be polished to add some shine. But what makes this material really stand out is the fact that it’s quite durable when it comes to things like hot pans, abrasive sponges, and staining in the kitchen. If you lead an active life and are looking for something low-maintenance, quartz is calling you name!
Granite: There’s a reason that granite has led the charge in popularity for years when it comes to countertops. In fact, according to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders, granite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms are still one of the most desirable features for buyers. Granite is amazing because no two slabs are exactly the same, and it’s truly an amazingly durable material that will hold up in high-traffic areas like the kitchen and bathroom.
Recycled Glass: If you’re interested in reducing, reusing and recycling, consider recycled glass for your countertops. It’s a wonderful way to add an artsy look to your home, and to many people’s surprise, recycled glass is actually quite durable. It holds up well to cutting, heating, scratching, and of course, staining.
We are a local stone supplier who specializes in quartz, granite, and other natural stone countertops, and we would love to show you what’s hot right now! If you are thinking about a kitchen remodel and would like to browse the variety of natural stone countertop options available, please contact us.