When you’re picking a countertop, there are many decisions that need to be made. You’ll want to choose a counter that fits your décor and suits your style, but you’ll also need to decide whether you want engineered or natural stone. If you’ve decided on stone, we’d like to recommend five great options.
is beautiful, durable, and versatile. It’s heat-resistant,
chemical-resistant, scratch, and ding resistant: practically impervious to
damage. Granite comes in many colors and while it is one of the higher-end
countertops, it’s worth the cost.
has classic, timeless, beauty. It’s not as durable as granite, because it’s
porous, making it vulnerable to stains, and it tends to chip and crack. The
look of marble is what makes people choose it, even though it’s more prone to
damage than granite. Using marble in your kitchen can definitely make the room
shine, and marble can be shaped to make your kitchen design exactly the way you
want it. It’s the most expensive countertop, but many buyers are willing to pay
for its breathtaking elegance.
creates a cozy feel in a kitchen. It’s a sedimentary stone, soft, porous
and prone to stains, but it’s also very durable. Limestone’s primary appeal is
its soothing appearance, and it can match it’s surroundings perfectly. It’s
also in the lower to middle range of countertops in terms of cost.
equals granite in terms of durability. It’s heat resistant,
stain-resistant, and resistant to impact. What’s more, there are myriad design
options for quartz, which is quite possibly the most colorful and versatile
countertop stone. It’s slightly more expensive than granite.
is similar to quartz, because it’s made of quartz. It’s non-porous, sturdy,
resistant to scratches, and can be manufactured in more than 100 colors. It’s
multi-textured and versatile, and its price range is varied, too, so there’s a
Silestone for just about every budget.
No matter what
kind of stone you choose for your countertops, you’ll find no better selection
than the one at United Granite. A well-established natural and engineered stone
fabricator and installer, United Granite has been serving Virginia, Maryland, DC, and New
Jersey for 22 years. Our
4 fabrication shops, 4 slab yards, and 1 showroom, as well as our extensive
stone inventory, allow United Granite to produce the highest quality
countertops, with the most natural stone color selections combined with the
shortest lead time in the industry. We’ve got locations in Chantilly,
Alexandria, or Fredericksburg, Virginia; if you’re looking for professional
service, quality workmanship, and the highest level of customer satisfaction
possible, visit our website or email us for more information.