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Choosing the right countertop options.

There are many options listed below. This guide will help you decide what is best for your needs. Start by considering how you use your kitchen. If you love to cook frequently, a durable and heat-resistant countertop material like granite or quartz might be ideal.

Also Consider aesthetics and choose a countertop that complements your kitchen’s design and color scheme, ensuring it enhances the overall look and feel of the space.

Visit American Granite & Marble for samples to see and feel the countertop materials firsthand, helping you make a more informed decision based on your preferences and the specific needs of your kitchen.

Closeup of a natural granite stone surface


Our Natural Granite is a coarse grained igneous stone consisting mostly of granite, feldspar, and mica. It is one of the most common stones in the crust of the continents and is formed from molten stone (magma) which cooled slowly over thousands of years. Granite has been used in building construction for centuries. Polished granite is a popular choice for kitchen counter-tops due to its high durability and aesthetic qualities.

Closeup of a natural marble stone surface


Natural Marble is a metamorphic stone consisting primarily of calcite and dolomite. It is formed by a metamorphosis of limestone. As the favorite medium for Greek and Roman sculptors and architects, marble has become a cultural symbol of tradition and refined taste. Its extremely varied and colorful patterns make it a favorite decorative material.

Closeup of a raw sample of Quartzite


Natural Quartzite has a unique surface which can become glassy in appearance. Characteristics of this stone are a hard, non-foliated metamorphic rock which was originally pure quartz sandstone. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression within orogenic belts.

Closeup of a soapstone surface


Soapstone is a metamorphic stone consisting primarily of the mineral talc. It has a soft soapy feel to the touch. Soapstone is sometimes used for fireplace surrounds and wood-stoves, because it can absorb and evenly distribute heat. It is also used for counter tops. A weathered or aged appearance will occur naturally over time as the patina is enhanced.

Closeup of engineered or quartz stone surface

Engineered stone

Engineered stone (also known as quartz-stone) is a man made product comprising over 80% quartz crystals plus pigments and an epoxy resin. The individual color patterns are homogeneous and do not have the pattern variations found in natural stone. It is marketed under several brand names including Silestone, Caesarstone, Hanstone and Cambria. Engineered stone products are gaining in popularity and are sometimes preferred over granite products because engineered stone requires less maintenance.

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