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What are the Different Options for Kitchen Countertops?

Choosing the perfect kitchen counter top can be confusing with so many options. Check out the pros & cons of the top kitchen countertop materials to help you select the right one for your lifestyle.

In the past, the choices were easier – Marble or Granite. But the industry has made available so many other options that it is confusing to make the correct decision for your budget & lifestyle.

Let’s start with Marble

The all white kitchen has been a favorite for many years. Classic and enduring.

Calacatta Gold
Calacatta Gold

Pros: Easy to clean and maintain. Beautiful graining. A natural stone.

Cons: Needs to be sealed regularly. Acid – red white, orange juice, or any acidic product, if left on the stone can stain.

Besides the classic white, marble comes in multitude of colors as well.

Verde Mare
Verde Mare
Nero Portoro
Nero Portoro
Damascus Red
Damascus Red

Granite

Serizzo
Serizzo
Tropical Green
Tropical Green

Pros: Resistant to heat, acid and stains.

Cons: Some colors can look dated. Should be sealed.

Quartz

Quartz has become the darling of the industry and consumers.

Calacatta Nuvo
Calacatta Nuvo
Pebble
Pebble

Pros: Low maintenance, nonporous so it doesn’t need to be sealed, stain-resistant, acid-resistant. Available in many colors. Mirrors the look of marble.

Cons: Made of 90% ground quartz, minerals + 10% mix of resins, polymers, and pigments. So this engineered stone vs. natural stone, is not always heat-resistant and may crack under direct, high heat.

Limestone

St Croix
St Croix
Seville
Seville

Pros: Has a honed look and feel.

Cons: May stain if not properly sealed, may scratch as it is softer than granite.

Soapstone

Black Soapstone
Black Soapstone
Gray Soapstone
Gray Soapstone

Pros: A natural stone, heat-resistant.

Cons: Some colors can look dated.

Let's Talk About It

At Susan Marocco Interiors we can help you filter thru all of the stone choices and the mired of other options as well. Please give us a call so we can assist you with your kitchen renovation and select the perfect countertop for your taste and lifestyle. 914.234.7066.

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Susan Marocco Interiors is a full service interior design firm, staffed with professional American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) who have the training and expertise to plan, schedule, execute and manage your project from concept to completion. Our firm creates interiors that are elegant, distinctive and comfortable. Our inspiration comes first from listening. We then meld our skills and experiences to our clients' wants and needs. We develop design solutions that reflect their taste and lifestyles.

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