For kitchen countertops, natural granite is known for its attractiveness and
its natural benefits – scratch resistance, stain resistance, heat resistance, and
Marble is a classic stone traditionally used in baking and many kinds of traditional
cookery, and has a beautiful aesthetic appeal. Designers generally recommend that
this material be used sparingly as a countertop material, as it can be
A hard, natural stone that is tough to crack, soapstone will dent if it is hit with
something hard. Even so, some people prefer the distressed, used look that this can
give to the stone, and it can be used beautifully and deliberately to accent a design
featuring vintage elements.
Available in dramatic colors, these natural quartz countertops are ideal where color
consistency is desired along with high strength.
Durable, stronger than granite, and nonporous, these surfaces are comparable
to stainless steel when it comes to food preparation. They are also beautiful and
available in many colors and styles.
An extraordinarily hard, yet resilient material composed of natural quartz,
according to the manufacturer, this countertop also has built-in bacteriostatic
A smooth, stylish premium quartz surface, Ceasearstone is nonporous, scratch and
heat resistant. It comes in a variety of styles and is ideal for high-use areas of a