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Kitchen Countertops

Kitchens are one of the most essential places at our homes, where we cook, socialize with family and friends and have a cup of coffee to relax. Thus, that busy part of our home should be able to complement our style and meet our needs at the same time. In order to utilize a kitchen as effective as possible, we need to make the right decision about countertops. The wrong combination of kitchen cabinets and countertops can create an ineffective use of your space or can be an eye sore that won’t reflect our style. A countertop as an essential investment and they must withstand wear and tear of daily use and last for years to come. We offer the best quality countertops at Bergen Marble and Granite with a wide variety selection and price range. Browse our online gallery to find the best kitchen countertops and what material is best for your budget, and then let our experienced designers and crafters complete your project.

A butcher block is an assembled wooden countertop that serves as a chopping block, cutting board, and table block for kitchens. While they may seem like an alternative for some homes, they are resistant to damage and not as durable as stone kitchen countertops.

Soapstone is a quarried natural stone. It is mostly composed of the mineral talc and its density is much higher than other natural stones such as marble and granite. This makes it easier to clean and makes it more hygienic as it limits the ability of germs and bacteria to penetrate its surface. Soapstone is also heat resistant and will not have marks on it.

Generally, quartz is more expensive than granite, however, their price range varies depending on the quality and color variations of the stones. The price range of granite usually goes around $40-60 per square foot, whilst quartz is about $50-75 per square foot, including installation for both.

When it comes to resistance to heat, natural stones are the perfect options. We suggest the usage of both marble and granite as they look fascinating and are naturally heat resistant. The most heat-resistant natural option is quartzite. Engineered stones such as quartz, however, are prone to damages as they include resin within them.

2021 is definitely lighting up the vibe with a lot of families focusing on renovating their homes. On our list of the latest trends for kitchen countertops we have listed the following:

  • Full-white marble for hygienic vibes,
  • Maritime blue for a fresh breeze,
  • Warm and cozy touches with brown.

Since quartz countertops are made through engineering, they have a non-porous design. This means that they won’t absorb moisture and most liquids. This makes them much more hygienic than other kitchen countertop variations. They are also very easy to clean and maintain, which is definitely a plus.

Being an engineered stone, quartz countertops are produced by using resin and stone. They don’t require resealing that often like other kitchen countertop variations. Additionally, they are non-porous, unlike their natural stone counterparts. That’s why they are very durable and easy to maintain.

Cheap means long-lasting and price/performance ratio for us. Thus, we suggest the following for absolutely gorgeous and durable kitchen countertops:

  • Granite,
  • Quartz,
  • Marble,
  • Quartzite.
  • Granite: Has natural veining and is sturdy. Resistant to heat but requires periodic resealing.
  • Marble: Looks fascinating and adds value to your home. However, soft and prone to damages and requires periodic resealing.
  • Quartz: Engineered stone that is very durable and requires less maintenance. The only con is it not being resistant to heat.
  • Quartzite: Shiny, very durable, and requires less maintenance. Resistant to heat.

When it comes to kitchen countertops, there is no such thing as the best stone but rather the best suitable stone type for your needs. Granite, marble, quartz, quartzite are all suitable options for a variety of households.

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