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Tel: 479-409-4091 | Email: hodhomes@gmail.com I Bentonville, AR

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COMPARING COUNTERTOPS

December 14, 2016

QUARTZ, GRANITE, and MARBLE are all durable, long-lasting, cut, crafted, and polished materials. Each material varies in price based on the finish and quality you want so research what your manufacturer provides before committing. For an easier process, let us take care of the the selections with you.

Q U A R T Z 

 

($) If you want a nonporous option that requires zero upkeep and never requires top coat applications, quartz countertops will work for your custom home.

  • Pros

           Anti-bacterial

           Can be engineered for almost any color palette

           Requires no upkeep or sealants

  • Cons

           No heat resistance

           Made up of 7-10% unnatural material

           Fading over time if it is exposed to excessive sunligh

G R A N I T E 

 

($$) Choose granite countertops if you want low-maintenance countertops that don't chip, fade, and warp from cleaning chemicals.

  • Pros

           Durable

           Heat and stain resistant

           Natural stone

  • Cons

           Sealants needed every other year to ensure longevity

M A R B L E 

 

($$$) Marble countertops are all about the natural, unpredictable natural stone look. It becomes the focal point of kitchen countertops if you are careful about spills and scratches.

  • Pros

           Genuine natural stone

           Unpredictable-heavy-natural veining

  • Cons

           Soft structure - can be scratched easier than other materials

           Stains occur if not wiped up quickly

           High-grade sealant is needed to protect the surface

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