Your countertop will be used more than any surface in the home.
Unlike any manmade material, polished granite offers unrivaled depth, clarity and movement. Although many popular granite colors are consistent, there are literally hundreds available in thousands of variations. In fact, nearly 50 percent of all slabs sold are considered “exotic granites,” which tend to offer the most variation and movement within the slab.
Granite offers superior durability and variety for all your countertop needs.
During the binding process, pigments and small flecks of broken glass or other materials may be added to create an endless array of colors, textures and veining, ultimately producing a look nearly indistinguishable from natural stone.
The binding process also makes quartz countertops nonporous, so food and moisture cannot penetrate the surface – the main source of growth for harmful bacteria. They are also highly stain and scratch resistant, and will never need to be sealed once installed.
Marble is a metamorphic stone, composed most commonly of limestone or dolomite rock, and is widely known for its unique beauty and style. It can be dressed up with a polished finish to bring out the details of the stone’s color, veining and character; made more casual with a honed finish for that soft, satiny-smooth feel; or textured with a fingerprints and other natural imperfections of the surface.
If you do choose marble for your kitchen, we recommend you have it professionally sealed to help limit stains from oil, wine, coffee and other liquids that may soak into the surface.
In many cases, laminate countertops are the most economical choice on the market and offer the broadest array of surface options. Surfaces can range from a solid color to an intricate pattern, and textures can range from a smooth satin, to a sparkling high-gloss, to a heavily textured stone or pebbled appearance.
Solid Surface products are most popular for their prestigious appearance, lasting durability and extensive customizing capabilities. They are low-maintenance and can be joined inconspicuously by a trained professional for a seamless installation. Marble Today features two Solid Surface countertop products: Corian® and Gibraltar®.
Solid Surface products continue to evolve and inspire designers, builders and homeowners with their beauty and functionality.