Sanford Granite has a wide array of countertop options to choose from if you’re looking to remodel your kitchen or bathroom. The countertop is what brings the room together, and it’s an important choice to make—we want to make sure that you’ve got all the options in front of you and are prepared with knowledge regarding each of them.
If you’re on the hunt for natural stone, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got plenty of natural stone options, and one engineered stone (quartz) to choose from. We understand that our customers all have different styles and preferences, which is why we provide a variety of countertop materials.
In order to choose a countertop that works cohesively with not only your style but your family’s lifestyle as a whole, you should know a fair amount about each type of countertop material.
This article is here to detail the types of countertops that we offer at Sanford Granite, with enough information about each of them to help you make your decision. Our goal is for you to feel prepared and armed with information once you’re finished reading.
Natural Stone Countertops
We’re especially proud of our natural stone countertops, as that’s what we stock most of. Natural stone has been popular for many years because of its known durability, eco-friendliness, and timelessness, and it’s likely to remain in style for a long while.
As long as it’s correctly sealed, granite is heat resistant, stain resistant, and scratch resistant. This makes it a great choice for families with children. It also comes in many different colors and patterns to match the style of your kitchen or bathroom, and each slab of granite is unique.
Marble is a stone that’s known for its luxurious feel. It takes a bit more maintenance than granite, but the beauty is worth it. It’s made from limestone and adds an elegant feel to any room. It’s a great choice for countertops that don’t see as much traffic because it can be vulnerable to etching.
Quartzite is extremely durable—it’s even stronger than granite—which makes it popular for kitchen counters where a lot of cooking, eating, and gathering takes place. It maintains the classy look of a marble countertop but with a much sturdier reputation.
Limestone also looks a lot like marble, and its popularity is steadily increasing. This type of countertop adds value to your home, not to mention beauty, and it’s also very durable. Limestone is made from fossils formed by aquatic life, which makes it a very interesting stone.
Onyx is a countertop that boasts natural beauty and luxury. Every slab is one of a kind, and it’s very similar to marble in the way that it looks. Onyx does need a considerable amount of maintenance, which is important to note before you install it somewhere that sees a lot of traffic in your home. But if it’s cared for properly, it can last up to one hundred years.
Unlike granite and marble, soapstone has more of a rustic feel with its milky appearance, and this sets it apart from its natural stone companions. This type of stone is beautiful, durable, and easy to clean, but it should be noted that it can be vulnerable to scratches and chips because it is a softer stone.
Travertine lasts longer than many other materials because of how durable it is. It’s known for the way that it brightens a room and how it absorbs water—a fact that makes it a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms. The only downfall to travertine is that these countertops don’t react well to acid, so that substance should be handled carefully around your new countertop.
Sanford Granite also stocks quartz, which is an engineered stone. It’s made with a blend of natural quartz, polymer resins, and pigments for coloration, which means that the styles and colors that are possible for quartz are endless.
Quartz, because it’s man-made, is known for its consistency. You won’t have to worry about guessing when you’re in the market for quartz because it can be made to order. It’s very durable, it only needs to be sealed once during fabrication, and it lasts for a long time. Quartz is great for a household with children, but it’s also great for families without kids because of how beautiful and classic it is.
Make Your Choice
There are many options to choose from when having a new countertop installed. We only offer the best at Sanford Granite, and we want to ensure that you make a decision that you’re happy with. If you need assistance with making that choice or would like a consultation regarding your remodel, give us a call at (407) 495-1243.