Granite is one of the most popular countertop materials on the market and a great choice for both modern or traditional houses. Available in a striking array of colors, granite's durability, longevity, and economy make it ideal for kitchen countertops and other heavily used surfaces, including table tops and floors. One of the most durable natural surfaces available, granite is known for resisting chips, cracks and heat damage.
Known for it’s elegant beauty and refined style, marble has been a popular choice in homes for centuries. This beautiful stone is typically a solid grayish-white or cream color and has dark veins running through it, though there are other, rarer varieties that have a pale green or pink base color. Marble is very strong and resistant to damage although, it is a porous stone and will require resealing twice a year.
Quartz is one of nature’s hardest and most abundant minerals. Manufacturers of quartz countertops add pigments, resins and, occasionally, recycled content, to a base that is about 95 percent natural stone. Quartz is tougher than granite and marble and doesn’t require sealing as it is naturally resistant to moisture, stains and bacteria.