Countertop Comparison

Available Sink Options:


Sink Type: Quartz Granite Solid Surface Laminate
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The Four Leading Countertop Materials

Quartz

Advantages

  • Maintenance – never requires sealing.
  • Great Colors – lots of colors.
  • BEST product for kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Color consistency – no slab viewing.

Disadvantages

  • Shows Seams (118″ x 52″ slabs).
  • Has a more uniform look than granite.
  • Slight less shine than granite.

Natural Stone

Advantages

  • High polished, shiny look.
  • Durability, toughness.
  • Distinct color patterns (no two alike).
  • Prestige.
  • Unique and natural.
  • Natural.

Disadvantages

  • No warranty.
  • Can be pricey – costa vary per stone color.
  • Shows seams – slab sizes vary.
  • Maintenance – periodic sealing required.
  • Some colors require viewing of actual slab.

Solid Surface

Advantages

  • Seamless sinks.
  • Design versatility, 1 ½ edge buildups.
  • No visible seams.
  • Easy repairs.

Disadvantages

  • Cuts and abrades easily.
  • Cost can equal granite.

Laminate

Advantages

  • Low priced performance.
  • Mimics high end counter materials.
  • Lots of color choice.

Disadvantages

  • Easily cut and abraded.
  • Non-repairable.
  • Glued to a sub-straight/can delaminate.
  • Shows seams.