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Choosing countertops

New countertops are the smartest way to give your home an amazing updated look while adding value to your home. The most challenging part will be choosing from the endless beautiful options available at Standard Tile. We invite you to visit our showroom and let one of our experts walk through the benefits of the different stones with you. Feel free to bring color samples of other materials in the room so we can help you coordinate your home’s unique look.

As you think through your options, keep the qualities of each type of stone in mind:

Granite countertops

  • Natural colors and mottling make each piece unique
  • Color never fades
  • Adds value to your house
  • Stands up well to splashes, knives and heat

Marble countertops

  • Lighter spectrum of color selection
  • Natural beauty
  • Softer stone (must be sealed)
  • More susceptible to staining and etching

Quartz countertops

  • Quartz is a manufactured stone
  • Available in greater variety than natural stone
  • Low maintenance
  • Does not have the natural variegation of granite

Quartzite countertops

  • Natural Stone
  • Heat resistance
  • Harder than granite
  • Some colors look like marble; however will not etch
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