10 Great Materials for your Beautiful New Countertop
“Quartz” countertops are actually an engineered stone product generally consisting of up to 93” quartz particles and 7% acrylics, fillers, and resins. Engineered stone is slightly less glossy than granite, but can bring the same upscale look and it doesn’t require sealing. The same process used to create quartz countertops is also being used to create recycled glass countertops, which can be very pricey.
Natural stone remains a timeless option for kitchen countertops. Natural stone goes
with anything and makes any kitchen seem luxurious. Granite does require a bit of maintenance as it needs periodic sealing to prevent staining and moisture absorption, but the only thing difficult about sealing your granite is remembering to do it! The cost of granite countertops has fallen quite a bit in recent years to be more competitive with the increasing popularity of engineered stone countertops.