Choosing the right countertop for your home is a crucial decision that goes beyond aesthetics. When we select a material for a project we take into consideration factors such as durability, maintenance, and overall functionality. Here are some of our favorite materials to work with and a little bit about what makes them unique.
1. Marble Countertops
This had to be one of our favorite materials. They are renowned for their timeless beauty and bring a sense of sophistication to a space. Each slab has unique colors and veining making it become almost an art piece once installed. Marble is great for someone who loves to bake as it stays cool. It is essential to note that marble is a more porous material making it more susceptible to stains. It is important to regularly seal marble to preserve its pristine appearance.
2. Quartz Countertops
Quartz has gained immense popularity for its durability and low maintenance. Engineered quartz is a blend of natural quartz crystals and resin creating a non-porous that resists stains and bacterial growth. We love using this material in family homes and get a lot of traffic. Quartz has come such a long way and is offered in a wide range of colors and patterns. The one downside to quartz is that it lacks that natural stone feel and look so we don’t like to pair it with other natural materials.
3. Quartzite Countertops
Not to be confused with quartz, these counters are a natural stone that undergoes a metamorphic process, resulting in a durable and heat resistant surface. Quartzite countertops showcase a beautiful array of colors and patterns, making them an excellent choice for clients that want natural stone and durability. You often have to dig a little bit to find the perfect quartzite slab but when we do it is so worth the search!
4. Wood Countertops
We love the butcher block look! it brings a warmth and a touch of a natural tone into the space. With so many species it is easy to get exactly the tone you want. Wood is suitable for both traditional and contemporary spaces but they do require regular maintenance. Oiling and sealing these counters is important to prevent damage from moisture and scratches.