Popular Types of Countertops
Deciding on the best material for your bathroom or kitchen countertop is an important decision. Considering the countertop will be there for years to come, you’ll want to be comfortable with your decision. There are many options on the market for countertops, but here is a list of commonly used materials for countertops that we install for bathroom cabinets and kitchen cabinets.
Many homeowners across the Chicago Suburbs consider granite countertops to be an excellent upgrade to beautify a kitchen or bathroom. With deep beautiful colors that cannot be matched by any other type of countertop material, Granites offers warmth, character, and value to any room. Granite selections are offered in over 250 colors. We have the perfect granite countertop for your project whether your countertop needs are for your kitchen, bathroom, or another surface. Granite is as durable as it is functional and beautiful as a structural and ornamental stone.
Quartz offers modern elegance with a mix of natural and manufactured materials for superior style and performance. Quartz selections are offered in over 90 different styles. Manufactured Quartz Countertops can offer greater resistance to stains and impacts. Quartz is non-porous so it resists staining much better than granite, marble and concrete. It protects against juice, oil, wine, tomato, coffee and other sources of stains in the kitchen.
Marble stone is formed from limestone, superheated to form its unique crystalline structure. When it comes to countertops, you can find over 50 marble color options and patterns on the market. Marble has been valued for thousands of years for its rich palette of beautiful colors and appearance, but is more vulnerable to household acids including vinegar, mustard, ketchup, citrus and a host of other food-related products.
Quartzite is known as a naturally occurring metamorphic rock. It is created when sandstone is exposed to excessive heat and pressure created by tectonic plate compression in the crust of the earth. It is mined and then cut into slabs which are then transformed into countertops. When heated, individual quartz pieces recrystallize giving it a beautiful and decorative sparkling pattern. Quartzite is ideal for any countertop surface due to its strength and long-lasting composition. Quartzite countertops are known for strength, beauty, and overall durability.
Some homeowners prefer limestone countertops due to its distinguished aesthetics. Not only does it offer a sophisticated look, it is also known for durability as well. The muted tones of limestone are perfect for today’s more casual and comfortable lifestyles. Generally, these soft beiges and tans, either polished or honed, are appropriate for bathrooms, fireplaces, countertops and less traveled flooring.
Travertine is uniquely combined with cement before it is smoothed and polished to provide a more uniform surface much like other types of countertops. The natural finish of Travertine is ideal for both commercial and residential applications. Travertine is commonly used outside as cladding and pavement, as well as inside for floors, walls, and countertops. Travertine countertops can be found in all shades and colors of travertine stone. The countertops are available in both cross cut and vein cut stones.