Benefits of Granite, Quartz and Marble

Benefits of Granite Countertops

Granite is one of the most common choices of stone for kitchen countertops. Due to its infinite amount of benefits, granite is increasing in popularity for other applications around the home. Homeowners are using granite for their bathroom countertops and vanities, outdoor living areas, window sills and table tops. Granite, when cared for properly can be used and enjoyed for a lifetime.

Granite is affordable and one of the highest quality materials on the market today. Overtime granite will pay for itself. Granite is highly valued for many reasons which include:

  • Placing hot items or cutting on granite will never damage the surface
  • Once sealed, granite is stain resistant
  • The various minerals within granite add depth and character making every granite top unique
  • The color of your granite countertop will never fade
  • Granite will add value to your home
  • Granite is a low maintenance stone, easy to clean and doesn’t harbor bacteria making it one of the most sanitary countertop materials on the market today

Benefits of Quartz Countertops

Quartz is engineered meaning it can be crafted with a controlled appearance. While many find this as a pro, there are many who prefer the unique features of natural stone materials like granite and marble. Quartz is commonly used in kitchens for the following reasons:

  • Because quartz is an engineered stone, the manufacturing process allows for a much wider range of colors to choose from and is often readily available
  • Quartz is as strong as concrete and granite but more forgiving therefore it won’t crack or chip as easily
  • Being a non-porous material, quartz resists stains and doesn’t harbor bacteria – a top reason why many homeowners choose quartz countertops for their kitchen
  • Quartz offers an upscale look with very low maintenance

Benefits of Marble Countertops

Marble is one of the most durable options for not only kitchen countertops, but for bathroom vanities and countertops, kitchen islands, dining table tops, flooring, backsplashes, thresholds and even outdoor living areas. Marble adds instant luxury wherever it’s found. Marble will not only make your home look more elegant it will significantly add value as it is one of the most highly prized materials for a home. When properly maintained, marble will last a lifetime.

Benefits of marble in the kitchen:

  • Marble is extremely durable and will withstand the heavy wear and tear a kitchen undergoes resisting cracks, scratches and breakage
  • Marble is available in a huge variety of colors and hues and easily accessible
  • Marble can withstand temperatures well above anything used in the kitchen thus making marble extremely convenient when cooking, dining and entertaining (marble also has the ability to stay cool naturally)

Benefits of marble in the bathroom:

  • Marble’s smooth, shiny texture adds light and dimension to bathrooms and can make a small bathroom look bigger
  • Marble is timelessly appealing and comes in a range of colors and patterns to complement any type of bathroom design
  • Marble is hard, heat resistant and durable and will look good for a long time

Marble absorbs heat readily making it naturally cool to the touch. Marble surfaces in the kitchen are prized by bakers and chefs, and marble is a great way to keep your home or workspace cool and comfortable. Granite Plus has Wisconsin’s lowest prices on marble tile and custom marble fabrication for home and business use.