Buying anything for the first time can be a little overwhelming when you don’t know the basic knowledge of the product. At Mega Granite, we are here to guide you in the surface selection process to ensure you have chosen the right surface for your home and families needs. With the help of our showroom consultants and our handy-dandy comparison chart, you will know your perfect countertop match in no time.
When you think of natural stone countertops, marble and granite are probably the only surfaces that come to your mind. However, there are many more options! For example, soapstone and quartzite are other natural stone surfaces that make great choices for countertops in the kitchen or bath. Natural stone is a classic choice for countertops because of their one-of-a-kind beauty and ease of care.
Since natural stone comes from mother nature, each slab is unique with different shade variations, fissures, cracks, chips, pits, and pores. Don’t let this scare you away! This is what makes natural stone so beautiful! Some other great qualities of natural stone are how resistant it is. Natural stone is resistant to scratches, bacteria, stains, heat, and can be used for outdoor spaces. Depending on what finish you choose, it can alter the overall look and resistance of your countertops.
Granite has been a top seller for quite some time, but quartz just took a hold of first place. As much as we love natural stone, quartz is a surface we adore just as much! Quartz surfaces are a man-made product that is composed of natural materials that possess many benefits. Thus, making them a popular choice for consumers.
Since quartz surfaces are made up of mostly ground quartz, this makes the surface extremely durable and non-porous. Ultimately resulting in a scratch, bacteria, stain, and heat resistant surface. This surface is a popular choice for families as you can get your countertops absolutely clean and free from harmful bacteria and viruses due to its non-porous design. Quartz surfaces also come in an array of colors and styles that can resemble natural stone and concrete.
Porcelain is often referred to by manufacturer specific names, but they are all hard surfaces that are scratch resistant and much denser than traditional porcelain. Along with being scratch resistant, porcelain surfaces are also, bacteria, stain, and UV resistant making it a great product for outdoor and indoor use.
Want the look of natural stone but don’t want to deal with the care? Then solid surfaces are for you!
Different from quartz and natural stone, solid surfaces are made from a mixture of raw materials used in glass, porcelain, and quartz, making them extremely durable and great for unique applications. As a man-made product, solid surfaces have many benefits including being bacteria resistant, and seamless in design, and requires minimal care.