Western Washington
24602 Pacific Hwy South
Kent, WA 98032 (Map)
253-681-6400  Telephone
253-681-6455  Facsimile
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM

Oregon
11802 SE Jennifer Street
Clackamas OR 97015 (Map)
503-654-2245  Telephone
503-654-5912  Facsimile
Monday-Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday by Appointment

 

 

How to choose your countertop surface

Researching and selecting the countertop surface that best fits your needs can be a daunting task. To help focus your selection process, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I going to worry when my kids or guest spills orange juice or red wine on my countertop?
  • Does it matter if I set hot pots on my countertop?
  • Do I like consistent color or one that is unique with patterns and veins?
  • Do I care if my countertop material is natural, plastic or man-made?
  • Would I like the option of an integral or undermount sink?
  • How much do I have to spend on my countertop?

Countertop Material Comparisons

 

Granite

Quartz
Surfaces
CaesarStone
Zodiaq

Solid Surface
Corian
HiMacs

Laminate
Formica
Wilsonart

Ceramic
Tile

Butcher
Block

Scratch/Abrasive Resistant

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Stain Resistant

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Heat Resistant

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Mold & Mildew Resistant

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Food Safe

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Care Free

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Warranty Years

1yr/Install

10yr/Product

10yr/Product

1yr/Product

Varies

1yr/Product

Professional Installation Required

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Price

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