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Kitchen Countertops & Accessories

WHICH COUNTERTOP SURFACE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Laminate Countertops Solid Surface Countertops Granite Countertops Quartz Countertops
Laminate Countertops Solid Surface Countertops Granite Countertops Quartz Countertops
Features
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Scratch Resistance
Better
Good
Better
Better
Heat Resistance
Better
Good
Best
Better
Stain Resistance
Best
Better
Better
Best
Seamless Resistance
Better
Best
Better
Better
Color & Pattern Consistency
Best
Best
Better
Better
Sealing Requirement
No
No
No
No
Advantages
• Best value

• Durable

• Resists water

• Easy to install yourself

• Easiest cleaning & upkeep

• Hundreds of color & style options
• Resists water,bacteria & stains

• Easily sand out dents, chips & scratches

• Nonporous

• Virtually seamless for easy cleaning

• Integral backsplash & sink options

• Wide choice of colors & patterns
• Highly heat-resistant

• Resists stains & bacteria when treated & properly sealed

• Great for baking preparations

• Rich visual texture in a range of colors
• Resists heat, water, bacteria & stains

• Most durable option, resists scratches

• Nonporous

• Easy cleaning

• Feels like natural stone but requires low maintenance

• More consistent color & pattern than natural stone
Disadvantages
• Inappropriate for cutting

• Visible edges

• Visible seams
• Susceptible to scratching

• Less heat-resistant than quartz or granite
• Porous, must be sealed once a year to resist stains & bacteria

• Can split if vein is stressed

• Visible seams
• Limited color selection

• Scratches are hard to remove

• Visible seams