When customers come in our showroom they know they want or need countertops but sometimes have no direction on WHAT they want or need. They’ve heard about brands like Cambria, Caesarstone, and Silestone but what makes one better than another? Is it Engineered Quartz they want or Solid Surface countertops? Or do they want a Natural Stone like Granite or Marble? They love to bake so have heard Marble is the way to go. Will it hold up to the wear and tear of everyday life? We love working with our customers to decipher not only their personal style but their lifestyle needs. My goal here is to provide a series of writings to try to explain each product we provide and what the attributes and limitations are for each product. So let me first start with an overview of what options are out there.

Material Type Brands

Engineered Quartz Caesarstone, Cambria, Silestone, Pental Quartz, LG Viatera, Wilsonart Quartz,
HanStone, Optima, Quantra

Solid Surface Corian, LG HiMacs, Livingstone, Wilsonart Solid Surface, Avonite,
Formica Solid Surface

Natural Stone While some companies have branded granite and other natural stones, most granite comes from individual quarries all around the world. There are different types that I will list here but will go into more depth in a later writing. The most common is Granite but also included here are Marble, Slate, Quartzite (Not to be confused with Engineered Quartz), Onyx, Travertine and Soapstone.

Porcelain Slab Lapitec

Ultra-Compact Dekton

Recycled Glass Vetrazzo, IceStone, Crush

So whether Granite, Engineered Quartz, like Cambria or Caesarstone, Solid Surface, like Corian or LG
HiMacs, or one of the newest most durable products like Dekton, there is a countertop that fits your
personal style AND your lifestyle needs. Let’s explore it together!