When it comes to designing your kitchen and bathroom one of the most important elements are your countertops. Countertops can at times take some abuse; in the kitchen they contend with hot pans, chopping knives, and spilled liquids. In the bathroom they are the resting place for hot curling irons, hair dryers, spilled make-up and much more.
Countertops are functional but they also offer an aesthetic value to every space. They provide the perfect opportunity to enhance the visual appeal of your kitchen and bath. Other design opportunities include backsplashes in kitchens and baths.
There is a vast array of materials available today for countertops and no one material is suited for all surfaces. This is especially true from a design perspective. Combining different materials in creative applications always makes for a show stopper space!
There are a variety of materials available today for countertops and many times no one material is best for all surfaces. This is especially true from a design perspective; combining different materials in creative applications always makes for a show stopper space!
Quartz, Granite and Stone Slab Countertops
Nothing makes more of a statement than a beautiful natural stone or quartz countertop. Known for their durability and longevity, natural stone & quartz countertops come in an abundance of colors and stone types. Granite & Quartz are top choices for a high-traffic kitchen countertop since they are one of the strongest and durable surfaces available.
Granite - Granite is a popular choice for high use areas, such as kitchen countertops, because it is extremely dense and durable. It comes in a wide range of colors and price points. It is quarried all around the world and has almost limitless design and installation uses. From garages to kitchens and baths, it is a popular choice around the home. As a natural product, no one slab will be exactly like the others and will showcase the beauty of nature in its unique styling.
Quartz – Natural quartz surfaces are becoming increasingly popular and combine the qualities of durability and consistent coloration into one cutting edge product. Quartz, is a surface highly resistant to stains and scratches, and has a low level of fluid absorption. Quartz Countertops come in many colors and textures, which make it extremely versatile for use in a great many applications in the kitchen and bathroom. One of the benefits of quartz is its consistency in color range from slab to slab because it is a man-made product.
Other Natural Stones – Some other popular stone slab options for countertops are marble, travertine, onyx, and limestone. These all vary in their hardness ratings, but as natural products they will all have unique veining and styling, and no two slabs will be alike.