Surface Comparison Chart

Choosing the Right Countertop for Your Home

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 guests spill orange juice or red wine on my countertop?
  • Do I care if my countertop material is natural, plastic, or man-made?
  • Do I like a color that is consistent or one that is unique with patterns and veins?
  • Does it matter if I set pots that are still hot on my countertop?
  • How much do I have to spend on my countertop?
  • Would I like the option of an integral or under mount sink?
Contour Stoneworks & Countertops

Countertop Material Comparisons

Scratch/Abrasive Resistant54.533.51
Stain Resistant4553.52
Heat Resistant54353
Food Safenoyesyesyesno
Easy to Maintain45442
Renewable Surface42551
Requires Sealingyesnononoyes
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