2 Kinds Of Countertops

Posted on: 25 April 2017

If you are going to get new countertops in your kitchen, you may be confused as to all the different choices out there. Odds are that if you are interested in it, someone has come up with an idea to make a counter out of it. So, what are some of the different choices and their benefits?


Quartz countertops are generally made out of engineered quartz. Engineered quartz is manmade versus natural quartz which would have to be mined. It is really popular for countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. Since it is an engineered product, there are is a wide variety of colors and patterns that you can choose from. There are a lot of benefits to using quartz in your kitchen. One is that it is non-porous. That may not seem like that big a deal, but that means that it won't absorb things that have been left on the counter and stain. It's also pretty maintenance free, so you can just enjoy your counters. 


Granite is another perennial favorite when it comes kitchen counters. You can get it in both engineered and natural stone. If you choose to go with a natural granite countertop, keep in mind that it is going to cost you more money than an engineered granite countertop is going to. Granite can give you a nice, rustic look in your kitchen, depending on what you choose. It can also look very edgy and modern, again, depending on what style and color you choose. Natural granite is going to have veins and other minerals in it which can create an individual look. If you are going to have several countertops in your kitchen made out of granite, you should check to make sure that they are sourced from the same quarry so that they all have the same look. A different quarry is going to have different amounts and types of minerals, which means you can end up with a different color or different look altogether. Be aware that granite is porous, so you are going to need to make sure that you have it sealed yearly so that it doesn't stain or absorb odors. 

Finding the right countertop for your kitchen is important. There are so many different kinds of materials out there that you can choose from, all with their pros and cons. It's up to you to figure out which one works best for you. For more information, contact companies like GranBrazil Inc.