More and more homeowners are looking for an easy and affordable way to add value to their homes. Upgrading your kitchen countertops is an easy way to add value and luxury to your home. When it comes to selecting the best kitchen countertops materials, there are several popular options. Atlantis Granite & Marble, LLC, specializes in several varieties of natural stone, engineered countertops, and solid surfaces. How do you select the best material for your kitchen upgrade? Keep reading to learn more about countertop materials.  

 

Countertops made of natural stone represent the height of luxury home design. Solid granite and marble are among the most coveted materials used in home construction because of their unique, natural beauty. They're very durable, which is why they're also used for tile flooring. Natural stone is naturally resistant to heat, so it’s safe to set your hot pot on these surfaces. With regular maintenance and sealing, these countertops are guaranteed to last a lifetime, as well as increase the value of your home.

 

Compared to natural stone, engineered materials like quartz are a very affordable option for homeowners who still want the look and feel of stone countertops. Quartz countertops are comprised of approximately 93 perfect crushed quartz mixed with a resin adhesive. Engineered countertops come in a variety of colors and styles and they can be customized to match your decorating style. It’s nonporous which means it's resistant to stains, scratches, and bacteria. Quartz is a great option for big families who spend a lot of time in the kitchen but still want the look of stone in their home.