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The countertop makes the kitchen. It's the work surface where you prepare food, eat casual family meals, perhaps even pay bills and help Junior with his homework. And of all the countertop materials you can buy, stone is the gold standard for both durability and character.
Granite Countertops—The Most Durable
Granite countertops are crafted from beautiful, durable, natural stone. Visually rich and dynamic, they're highly heat-resistant and can stand up to stains and bacteria when properly sealed. And, thanks to their ultra smooth texture, granite is phenomenal for baking preparations, like rolling dough.
Granite countertops do have visible seams. To maintain your granite, seal it yearly. Use caution around stress points as the stone can split.
Marble Countertops—The Baker’s Favorite
Quartz Countertops—Typically Maintenance Free
Quartz is another nonporous natural stone countertop option that is the most durable option available. Like granite, quartz resists heat, water, bacteria and stains, but is easier to maintain because you never have to seal it. Quartz countertops have more consistent colors and patterns and are very easy to clean.
With quartz, there are fewer shades to choose from and you will have to contend with visible seams
Made from quartz, pebbles, polymers and epoxy.
The latest entrant in kitchen countertop options and usually a custom surface.
Considered the top choice for professional kitchen countertop options, this expensive countertop can be expensive.