A Variety of Stone for Countertops

Stone countertops have been popular for many years, and they’re not fading into obscurity anytime soon. There are tons of advantages to using stone in both your kitchen and your bathroom—and at Legacy Tile & Granite, we stock a variety of stone slabs for you to choose from.

We specialize in both natural and engineered stone—more specifically, we offer granite, quartzite, marble, and quartz, and we are proud of our entire selection. Each one of our stones offers unique assets that we will explain in this article to get you more familiar with what’s inside our showroom.

No matter your personal style, there’s sure to be a type of stone countertop that suits you. Whether you’re into the sophisticated, light look of marble or the bold, dark look of granite, we can help you find the stone for countertops that you’ve been dreaming of. You won’t have to settle for anything less than the best at Legacy Tile & Granite.

Granite

This classy stone comes in a variety of patterns and colorations, and if you’re interested in something eye-catching, granite won’t let you down. Its patterns are known for being the focal point of the room, and you definitely won’t be bored with this stone.

Granite doesn’t only have good looks on its side, it has functionality as well. It’s extremely heat resistant, and that’s because it’s created under extremely high temperatures inside the earth. With a beginning like that, it has no problem with hot pots and pans.

This stone is also known for being scratch resistant, which you’ll be happy to know if you spend a lot of time cooking. But to keep your knives sharp, make sure to use a cutting board when you’re chopping—granite is so hard that can dull your blade.

Since granite is a natural, porous stone, it does need to be sealed and resealed periodically. This coat of sealant makes sure the stone stays strong against liquid damage and stains.

Marble

Marble has a way of brightening a room and making the most out of natural light. With unique veining patterns and colorations, this is the stone to choose if sophistication is your goal.

Marble is softer than granite, which means it’s more vulnerable to scratching and etching. To prevent this damage from occurring, keep acidic substances away from marble’s surface and only clean it with marble-safe cleaners. You can also protect your marble slab by making sure it always remains sealed, as without sealant it’s extra vulnerable to stains.

Quartzite

Like granite, quartzite is ultra-tough, but its aesthetics are closer to those of marble. This natural stone is porous and needs to be sealed and resealed, but as long as you make sure to keep up with that routine, it will serve you well for many years.

Just like granite, quartzite is a very tough stone. It’s not likely to scratch or stain, and it looks just as amazing in an outdoor kitchen as it does indoors. You can’t go wrong with this durable stone.

Quartz

Quartz is the engineered stone we offer at Legacy Tile & Granite. Composed of natural quartz and polymers and resins, quartz countertops qualify as a nonporous material that does not need to be sealed.

The lack of sealing makes quartz a very low-maintenance stone that’s easy to care for. With tons of colorations and patterns to choose from, quartz can mirror the look of natural stone but with a fraction of the upkeep. If you live in a busy household and can’t be bothered with countertop maintenance, quartz is your best bet.

Just be mindful that quartz is not meant for outdoor kitchens. Its resins do not react well with direct sunlight and cause the color in quartz slabs to fade.

Stone for Countertops

At Legacy Tile & Granite, we have a myriad of both natural and engineered stones to choose from. To learn more about our selection and see what stone is right for you, get in touch with us today.

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