How to Choose a Countertop Material
Is it time for a new countertop in your kitchen or bathroom? Which material is the best choice? With so many options available, it can be difficult to know where to begin.
Here’s what to look for when deciding on a countertop material:
Before you start looking, decide on your budget. Most surfaces will vary in price based on a range of factors, including color and size. Your natural stone retailer will be able to help you find options that fit your price range. Bloomday can also set up an appointment to visit your home for a rough measure to try and narrow down pricing for the project at hand.
Do you need a surface that will stand up to high heat from pots and pans? Do you use your countertop as a cutting board? How you use your countertop will help you determine the level of durability you need from the material. Marble, for example, is a beautiful surface, but is known to be less durable than granite or quartz.
Ability to Keep Clean
Be honest with yourself: how often do you have spills in the kitchen? Some materials are more porous than others, making them more susceptible to stains. If you’re looking for a clean, white countertop, you’ll want to opt for a material that will resist those red wine and pasta sauce stains. However, with any countertop material we always recommend to clean up as you go.
Are you looking for something with a little color? Natural stone materials come in a variety of colors and patterns that will fit almost any style. Ask us about our natural stone selections and we’ll help you find the perfect slab!
At Bloomday Granite and Marble we offer natural stone countertops in a variety of materials. Each one has its own pros and cons:
One of the most popular and durable countertop options available, granite is available in a beautiful array of colors and patterns. This natural stone surface is known for being long lasting and low maintenance.
Timeless and elegant, marble often has natural vein patterns that give it a classic appearance. Marble is a “softer” stone which can lead to stains and scratches if not properly taken care of.
Quartz countertops have the durability of natural stone but with a more uniform appearance than you’d find with granite or marble. It’s easy to clean and resistant to scratches. Quartz, however, is not heat resistant so hot pads, trivets, etc. are highly recommended when taking hot items off the stove and out of the oven.