At WS Granite Tops, we have many countertop options to choose from. We understand that each of our customers has different preferences, and it’s our job to satisfy them.
Let’s get into the stones that you’ll find here.
Quartz is an engineered stone made of natural quartz and polymers and resins. It’s a man-made material that’s inherently nonporous, meaning you’ll never have to worry about sealing it.
These countertops come in all sorts of designs, patterns, and colorations. Since they’re man-made, you’ll find them in almost any aesthetic, even those that mimic the look of natural stone.
Travertine is a unique choice that people often choose for their kitchens and bathrooms because it does something that not many other materials do—it absorbs water. This countertop also has a very unique aesthetic; you’ll find it in bright colorations and crisp aesthetics that light up a room.
Granite is a classic natural stone. It’s extremely durable, and its aesthetics are often bold. When it comes to heat resistance, you’ll find almost no option tougher than granite; you can set a hot pan on this countertop and not worry about a thing.
Granite is a porous stone, so it requires sealant. Talk to our team of professionals to find out how often you should be sealing your granite countertop for optimum performance.
Onyx is a translucent natural stone that people are drawn to because of its unique looks. This stone takes a little extra care because it can be brittle and it tends to react poorly to acids, so always make sure to clean it with appropriate materials that will allow it to keep its beauty and shine. Onyx is a decently soft stone, but when it comes to heat resistance, it can hold its own.
Marble is another popular natural stone. It’s a beautiful, luminescent material that comes in a variety of patterns and colorations—in fact, no two slabs are exactly alike. Much like granite, marble is a porous stone that needs to be sealed periodically in order to maintain its integrity.
If you’re interested in brightening your kitchen or making a small room look larger, use marble.
Porcelain, much like quartz, is a man-made stone—but it’s more durable than quartz. It’s extremely heat resistant and scratch resistant too, and people love that it comes in all sorts of bold colorations.
This stone is very easy to take care of and doesn’t require any sealant. If you want something that looks great with almost no effort, porcelain is your best bet.
Limestone is known for its off-white and white colorations, and it brings a pure and clean look to any kitchen. It’s made from calcium carbonate, and it’s a porous stone more sensitive than marble and granite, which means it should be taken care of with a gentle hand. It requires sealant to keep it safe from liquid damage.
Quartzite is known for its durability and subtle beauty. This is the stone you should choose if you love the aesthetics of marble but don’t have the time or the inclination to take care of that stone. Quartzite looks like marble, but it requires the same maintenance as granite—which is not very much.
As a porous stone, quartzite requires sealant, as granite and marble do.
You’ll often find dolomite slabs in shades of gray and white, and it often resembles marble—but it tends to be sturdier and more durable than marble is. This stone is quite resistant to stains, scratches, and chips, and it’s known for its general hardness. As long as you take care of it correctly, it will last for a notable amount of time in your home.
As you can see, there’s plenty to choose from here at WS Granite Tops. For help choosing the countertop material that’s best for your home, give us a call at (954) 234-2377.