Is your kitchen outdated and in need of an upgrade? At Classic Tile + Stone, we can help you pick a kitchen countertop that will fit your style and budget. Stone countertops are a great choice to add style and value to your kitchen. They’re also very durable and will last a long time making them a great investment for your home. We carry the three most popular types of stone used for kitchen countertops: granite, marble and quartz.
One of the most popular stone choices for kitchen countertops is granite, which is a natural stone that is available in a variety of colours and patterns. Granite offers homeowners a high-end look while still being able to stay within their budget. No two granite slabs are the same, which allows homeowners to achieve a very unique look in their kitchen. Granite is also a very hard stone that only needs to be sealed once allowing it to resist scratching, heat and liquid stains.
Marble is a beautiful type of stone that can give your kitchen a clean, bright and elegant look. This type of stone offers a variety of colours and works perfectly in modern kitchens as it can give it a very sleek look. Marble is easy to clean, but is more vulnerable to staining due to the stone’s softness. You will need to maintain your marble countertops to keep them looking as perfect as when they were first installed.
This very trendy stone type is not quarried, but engineered through a mixture of ground quartz, resins and pigments. Because quartz is manufactured there are a ton of colour and pattern options to pick from. Similar to granite, quartz is a very hard stone, which makes it very durable and requires little to no maintenance. However, you should be careful placing very hot objects on your quartz countertops as it’s not as resistant to heat as a natural stone is.
At Classic Tile + Stone, we carry a variety of granite, marble and quartz options for you to choose from. Our showroom has each type of stone on display for you to touch and look at to see the difference. Stop by our showroom and we can help you pick the perfect type of countertop for your kitchen renovation!