Today’s countertop options are vast and the selection process should be considered an investment in time and money. Realizing that different types of materials each have their own pros and cons will help give you the tools to decide on the best surface for your needs. Two areas of distinction for all countertop surfaces revolve around Appearance and Performance.
Appearance – Gloss or matte finish, smooth or rough, consistent patterns or a multitude of veining……all details impacting the appearance of products used for typical countertops.
Performance – Countertops take a lot of abuse whether they are in a home, apartment or commercial building. Consideration around their ability to be stain, heat and scratch resistant becomes a factor during the selection process.