Materials for Kitchen Countertops: What’s in Our Showroom

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The material you choose for your kitchen countertops says a lot about your home and who you are as a person. There are plenty of choices regarding types of countertops for the kitchen, but if you want the highest quality and the best variety, come check out our showroom at Wallstone Stone Countertops.

When you take a tour, you’ll see wonderful slabs of marble, granite, quartz, and quartzite to choose from—so many that it might be difficult to pick just one!

In this article, we’ll dive a little deeper into our four types of countertops and let you know what’s what about these stones.


If we had to think of two words to describe marble, the two that come to mind first are beauty and luxury. With marble, you’ll never get the same slab twice, and its veining and colorations are so eye-catching and stunning that it’s like having your very own sculpture in your kitchen.

Marble is a porous natural stone, which means it requires sealant in order to remain sturdy and last as long as possible. When it comes to maintenance, let it be known that while marble is heat resistant, it can be rather vulnerable to scratches thanks to its soft nature. Always make sure to use a cutting board when dicing food!

If you treat it right, this stone can last over a hundred years. Talk about a good investment!


Let’s say that you love the way marble looks, but you just don’t have the time to devote the right amount of care to it. Wallstone Stone Countertops has a perfect solution—quartzite.

Quartzite is a natural stone that shares the same gorgeous looks of marble, but it comes with a fraction of the maintenance. It’s a much harder stone, making it less vulnerable to scratching, and it’s quite dense as well. It still requires sealant, since it’s porous, but it’s not as susceptible to staining as marble.


Granite is a tried-and-true classic. It comes in all sorts of aesthetics, and there’s truly something for everyone. It’s extremely durable, taking no issue with heat or scratches. It requires sealant because, like marble and quartzite, it’s porous, but it doesn’t ask for much more than that. Even the cleaning routine is easy—all you need is mild dish soap, a soft cloth, and warm water!


Quartz is an engineered stone meant for those who love the look of natural stone but aren’t interested in the upkeep it requires. Since it’s a man-made material, quartz is nonporous—meaning it doesn’t require sealant. Because it’s nonporous, this also makes it naturally hygienic—and that’s a great quality for a kitchen countertop to have!

While we wouldn’t say quartz is necessarily sensitive to heat, it’s not as heat resistant as natural stones. So to be on the safe side, we recommend using a hot pad or trivet in the kitchen.

Your Kitchen Countertop

Our showroom at Wallstone Stone Countertops is full of wonderful choices—and we would love to share those choices with you. To request a free countertop estimate, get in touch with us today.

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