Countertop Surfaces: Get to Know 4 Popular Materials

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Learn about four popular countertop surfaces for your home.

Many countertop surfaces exist. Therefore, choosing a material that will suit your home the best can be challenging. Designing your dream kitchen can be a daunting endeavor. It’s hard to dispute that the kitchen is the heart of any home. An unsuitable kitchen countertop can disrupt a kitchen’s entire ambiance. The kitchen, particularly one with a kitchen island, is a focal point where families, friends, and guests create memories. In short, countertop surfaces are a significant deal. Here is a breakdown of four popular materials. 

Granite Countertop Surfaces

Granite became commonly used in luxury homes during the 1920s. Fast forward to the 1970s, and granite became accessible to homeowners with various budgets. In 2022, granite is still a top choice, and this most likely will always be the case. This countertop surface offers an ornate appeal while still being durable. Its color variances give any home a unique charm. So long as a homeowner seals their granite countertop consistently, they can look forward to a timeless material that remains beautiful and robust throughout the years. 


Marble first premiered as a countertop material over 2,000 years ago. This material offers the ultimate sophistication. Homeowners should remember that marble can face severe staining without regular maintenance. Homeowners should use this material in low-traffic areas.


Quartz made its debut as a countertop material around the 1960s. While granite and marble are natural stone countertop surfaces, quartz is an engineered stone. Unlike granite and marble, quartz isn’t porous, nor does it require sealing. This surface requires the least amount of maintenance. In addition, because it is an engineered material, quartz doesn’t come with the unique patterns that natural stone offers. However, quartz is the best material if you prefer a cohesive and consistent look. 


The modern soapstone industry began as early as the 18th and 19th centuries. Soapstone, like quartz, is a nonporous material and doesn’t require sealing. The primary difference between soapstone and quartz is that while quartz comes in various colors, soapstone is very specific. If you prefer a gray color palette, soapstone is ideal. 


If you have questions regarding kitchen or bathroom countertop trends for 2021, Rock Tops Fabrication is here to answer them. Our trained professionals are here to make sure that your new kitchen is designed and finished in exactly the way you want it. We service Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Feel free to give us a call at 410-363-4257. For more information, tips, and tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, and Houzz.

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