Sunday, July 26, 2015

Choosing a countertop. Granite, concrete......

Concrete Countertop

Concrete Countertops are easy to clean and have become a great alternative to granite or marble. They can be designed into versatile styles, colors and look like natural stone while keeping its uniqueness. They do need to be sealed to prevent bacteria growth and stains. However, the cost is significantly lower than granite/marble and worth having it in your home. Countertops can also be paired with matching tables to create a creative splash in your home or kitchen.

Concrete table

Solid Surface (Corian) countertops are easy to clean and nonporous, which means that it does not need to be sealed and stains cannot penetrate the surface. They also resist the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Countertops, sinks and backsplashes can be perfectly integrated to create one solid surface without any cracks to collect dirt and moisture. This is a unique characteristic only to solid surface materials and are great for kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, shower walls and bathtub surrounds.


Quartz countertops are engineered with pure quartz crystals and are extremely hard and durable. What makes this stone countertop unique over granite is that it never needs to be sealed. That means that food and moisture cannot penetrate the surface and you don’t have to worry about harmful bacteria growing beneath the surface of your countertop. Quartz is the hardest non-precious stone and through the engineering process they are stronger than granite. With a wide range of colors, Quartz countertops give you the beauty of nature without sacrificing performance.


Granite countertops are imported from all over the world and each piece has it own unique characteristics. Some have simple patterns and others possess swirling veins and movement. Although beautiful, Granite does require some additional maintenance over other countertops. It is important to seal your Granite regularly to prevent stains and bacteria growth.

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