Granite Countertops are an amazing choice for your kitchen or bathroom as they come in unmatched designs and are extremely durable. This countertop is perfect for bathroom use for those who use hot hair styling tools or kitchens near hot cooktops. Granite also has a great return on your investment meaning they are likely to increase your home’s market value. Every slab is as unique as a fingerprint. This rock choice is a staple for those looking for something that will last a very long time and never go out of style.
Mohs Hardness Scale: 6 – 6.5
If you are looking for a breathtaking countertop for your bathroom or kitchen, then look no farther than Marble. This countertop material is known for its unique elegant designs as no two slabs look alike. It is resistance to heat but lighter colors may scorch with high heat.
Mohs Hardness Scale: 4
Quartz is a great option for those looking for something more customizable. This option is manmade and can be found in more patterns than other options. The price of this option varies on how hard the pattern is to achieve. It is formed by pouring pulverized pieces of quartz and other minerals that are mixed with cement-based resin into a mold so it can be used to fit smaller or difficult spaces. Quartz is not porous unlike natural rock, so it does not need to be sealed and maintained. It is antimicrobial since it is not porous, but it is not heat resistant like the other options. It is only able to resist heat up to 300 degrees.
Mohs Hardness Scale: 7
Quartzite is a stone harder than granite or marble, so it must be cut with diamond blades! Quartzite is originally formed by a process of high heating and pressurization of sandstone related to tectonic compression. It is then reheated which causes the individual quartz pieces to recrystallize, giving the Quartzite a shimmering pattern. This countertop is very strong and is perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. This mineral has low porosity which contributes to it being antibacterial, anti-mold and easy to clean.
Mohs Hardness Scale: 7-8
Cambria is a high quality option for those looking for the highest durability, maintenance free and food safe countertop. Cambria countertops are made from natural quartz. They are produced in the United States of America and are backed by a Transferable Full Lifetime Warranty. These stone countertops won’t absorb moisture from raw or leftover food, and just need to be cleaned with warm water and soap to last a lifetime!
Mohs Hardness Scale: 7-8