Updated: Jul 15, 2020
Choosing the right countertop for your kitchen can be tough but Ceramic City USA is about to make it easy with this article! The most important factors to consider when shopping for kitchen countertops are durability, maintenance and costs. Today, we will break down the pros and cons of the most popular materials in the market: Granite, Marble and Quartz.
Granite and Marble are natural stones and they both require some additional care such as sealing at least once a year. They are both relatively porous so it can be easy to stain and scratch. There’s no question that the natural look of it cannot be beat by a man-made material. Never one slab will be exactly the same as another so the unique colors and patterns make it a very special material. Usually if you are looking for a natural stone in lighter colors and with less movement, marble could be the best choice as you find a lot of whites, greys and more subtle patterns.
Quartz is a man-made material made of quartz from ground and resin, which makes it more resistant and low maintenance. This material is not porous so you don’t need to worry about red wine stains and scratches. It is available in a wide range of colors and styles and now that the modern style is in, a lot of people are into plain color surfaces like white and grey for example, and you cannot find that in any natural stone material. The marble-look pattern is one of the best selling quartz options as it gives you the natural look without the high maintenance of it.
As far as price goes, the range is huge, usually the most easy to find granites are the most affordable ones ranging at around $20/sqft, while more exotic granites and most marbles can be up to $100/sqft. Quartz really stays in between that price range as well.