Popular Countertop Materials

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By Oriana Kirby
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Popular Countertop Materials

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Granite:

Pros: very durable, visually appealing, heat and stain resistant

Cons: expensive, cold to lean on, can be porous

Quartz:

Pros: non-porous, stain resistant, low-maintenance

Cons: expensive, limited sink options, difficult installation

Concrete:

Pros: durable, can be custom-sized, improve real estate value

Cons: can crack, susceptible to stains, require annual sealing

Marble:

Pros: heat-resistant, widely available, beautiful and interesting

Cons:  staining, incredibly heavy, can easily scratch

Wood:

Pros: less expensive, easier to repair, easier to maintain

Cons:  not waterproof, can be scratched, require proper sealing

Stainless Steel:

Pros: stain resistant, an elegant look, durable and practical

Cons:  noisy, can easily scratch, cold surface

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