There are several benefits of countertops to consider when remodeling a kitchen. For starters, a countertop can provide additional surface area which can be used for various cooking tasks, but more importantly, it can add another room to the home, creating an extra living space or dining area. Countertops can also have decorative qualities such as adding light or ambiance to the room. Many people choose natural stone, marble or granite countertops because they provide a warm and inviting feel to a kitchen, making it aesthetically pleasing as well as functional.
Granite and marble are the most expensive materials you can get for your kitchen countertops, but they make up for their price in many ways. Marble comes in many different colors and patterns, providing endless design options for any kitchen. Marble is very easy to clean and is one of the hardest surfaces available for countertops. The durability of granite makes it ideal for kitchen countertops.
Quartzite kitchen countertops may be less expensive than granite or marble, but they are also among the least durable. Quartzite is made from tiny crystals that are found naturally and are extremely durable and resistant to scratching. They are also very easy to clean because they are nonporous and do not retain grime like many materials commonly used in kitchens do. Quartzite countertops also look great and they are affordable. The great thing about quartzite kitchen countertops is that they are easy to care for and to wipe down every time you use the sink.