Goodbye Granite – the Pros and Cons to Alternative Countertops

Goodbye Granite – the Pros and Cons to Alternative Countertops

Looking for something more unique than granite in your kitchen and bathrooms? These beautiful alternatives are sure to make a statement.

Wood

Wood Counter

The Pros

The Cons

Wood is readily available, sustainable, comes in a wide variety of colors and finishes, and is fairly affordable Natural finishes require oiling and you must also be vigilant to keep the surface dry

Marble

Marble Counter

The Pros

The Cons

Softer stone than granite, easier to cut and work with, heat resistant, durable, sustainable, and beautiful Easily scratched and stained

Soapstone

Soapstone Counter

The Pros

The Cons

Durable, dense, ages well, and cost effective Rough texture, requires maintenance, and doesn’t come in a wide range of colors

Quartz

Quartz Counter

The Pros

The Cons

Extremely durable and very scratch, stain, and heat resistant Can discolor over time if in direct sunlight, may not look as seamless as granite when covering a large space since they are usually manufactured in pre-determined sizes

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic Counter

The Pros

The Cons

Heat resistant, comes in every color imaginable Grout can become easily stained, counter surface is uneven, and tiles can often crack

Concrete

Concrete Counter

The Pros

The Cons

Very durable if sealed, heat resistant, and a wide variety of textures Can be easily stained with water or heat damage if not stained, not many color options, can seem outdated

Glass

Glass Counter

The Pros

The Cons

Heat, stain, and germ resistant, and very customizable Can chip or break depending on tempering, may show fingerprints

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Counter

The Pros

The Cons

Heat and germ resistant, modern Will show scratches and fingerprints, can be very noisy

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