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Basics on Common Countertop Materials

If you’re considering remodeling your kitchen, one of the top questions you’ll have to ask yourself is what kind of material you’ll use for your new custom countertop. The right material for you will depend on your preferences and personal taste.

At Accent Custom Countertops, we have a wide selection of countertop material options. Let’s look at three of our most popular selections, and compare the kinds of benefits each can bring if you choose it.

Marble

Marble is a natural stone, with each slab of marble extracted forming a completely original design. Marble is one of the most traditional countertop selections out there, with organic veining running through the slab – this veining depends on the specific type of marble.

Marble is known to stand up very well to heat, so it’s a great choice for someone who will be doing lots of cooking and preparation in the kitchen. Marble surfaces can stain, so this is an area you’ll need to watch out for, and you should do your best to avoid exposing it to acidic foods, which can etch the surface. Luckily, it’s easy to have these stains removed.

Granite

Granite is also a natural stone that forms one-of-a-kind pieces, and it also comes in a wide variety. Granite is a material that needs to be sealed once it’s installed – this protects against staining, as granite is a porous material. Granite countertops are naturally resistant to scratching, which is great if you have small children or pets that will come in contact with them. They’re also made to hold up well to heat.

Quartz

Quartz is the most popular man-made stone out there for countertops and additional kitchen uses. Designers have mastered the natural quartz countertop look, which can be very appealing to many homeowners. Quartz generally isn’t as heat resistant as natural stone, but it’s extremely durable and will resist staining quite well.

For more on choosing the right product for your kitchen remodel, or for any of our other services, speak to the pros at Accent Custom Countertops today.