Choosing the right material for your countertop is important. You have to make sure the material can take the day-to-day activities that happen whether it’s a family of six or a couple starting out. Natural stone is one of the most popular materials you can find for countertops. They’re very durable as well as being absolutely gorgeous. What you may not have known is that there are several natural stone countertops to choose from that make beautiful additions to any space. Here are a few of the most common stone countertops you’ll run into.

  • Quartzite: This material is a hard substance that is scratch resistant. You will have to have it resealed once or twice a year because of the porous surface Without that seal, there’s a chance it could get stained with regular use, spills, etc.
  • Marble: Marble has always had a more luxurious tone because, depending on the brand, it can be more expensive. Similar to the quartzite, your marble countertop will need to be resealed regularly to prevent any damage. One thing you’ll have to watch out for with marble is that it will develop patina even with perfect care. This causes the surface to become uneven because of how absorbent marble is.
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  • Granite: Granite was extremely popular but recently that popularity has dwindled. Granite needs to be resealed regularly, but there’s another reason why it slowly dipped off the market. It’s durable but it doesn’t have quite as much variety as the other stone materials on the market. It still has its place in the countertop community.