Back in 2015, I wrote a pair of columns on countertops and specifically issues I’d been having with mine. Based on new information, I thought a revisit was in order.
Here in Part One, I’ll talk about the various choices along with my thoughts on quartzites and calcites. In Part Two, I’ll talk about the rest of the stone spectrum, including marble, onyx, granite, soapstone, and manufactured quartz.
There are myriad of options for kitchen and bath countertops. Some of them are better than others for certain jobs. Most of the better or worse comes from durability and their ability to resist staining, fading, yellowing, chipping, and my favorite, etching.
Before we dive into the stone options, there are a lot of other options available.