Laminate is a popular choice due to its low cost and variety of colour choices. Laminate can be made to look like marble or granite at a fraction of the cost. Laminate is also popular for ease of maintenance and the options of edge finishing.
Solid Surface is a man-made material usually composed of marble dusts, bauxite, acrylic, or polyester resins and pigments. It is a non-porous surface that is very easy to clean. It can be made to mimic the appearance of stone and other naturally occurring materials.
Granite is an igneous rock which means it was composed by the cooling of molten lava. It is a very hard natural stone that is extremely durable and resistant to heat. Granite countertops give your home an elegant and luxurious feel.
Soapstone is a solid rock that will last many lifetimes, it is so dense that it allows nothing to penetrate it, not even bacteria. It is impossible to stain, and it is so resistant to heat that it is used to build fireplaces. Most small scratches can be wiped away with mineral oil, and large scratches can be eliminated with light sanding.
Quartz surfaces combine the best qualities of laminate counters and natural stone surfaces into one cutting edge product. Quartz, also commonly referred to as engineered stone, is the most durable countertop stone on the market, and does not need to be continuously re-sealed. The manufacturing process allows for a large combination of colours and textures.
Marble is well known for its beauty and has a natural veining that makes a great addition to any vanity. Being a natural stone with a distinctive look, marble will remain popular for a long time. The type of marble used to build countertops can only be extracted from the finest quarries.