Solid Surface
Natural Quartz
Granite
Laminate
Tile
1250 Bridgetown Pike
Langhorne, PA  19053
Phone: 215.757.2556
Fax: 215.741.2090
Countertops

Countertops have a significant impact on the look and feel of your kitchen or bathroom.  Today there are many
different materials for creating your countertops and depending on your design and intended use, we can help
you select  the right one for you home.  
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Popular Countertop Materials
Pros
Cons
Natural Stone (Granite): one of the hardest
natural materials, made up of quartz and
feldspar.

Other stone include marble, limestone and
soapstone, but they require delicate use and
greater care.
Heat and scratch resistant
Many unique varieties and visual
patterns
Available with various edge treatments
and finishes
Porous material, requires resealing to
prevent staining
Sizes are limited, odd/large sizes will
have visible seams
Scratches are hard to remove
Can be expensive
Natural Quartz:  combination of natural quartz
and silica sands engineered under extreme
pressure at very high temperatures to create a
product that looks like granite, marble, or
travertine.
Extremely durable, heat, scratch, stain
and bacteria resistant
Requires little to no maintenance
Many unique and consistent colors and
visual patterns
Available with various edge treatments
and finishes
Odd/large sizes will have visible seams
More expensive than some other
choices
Solid Surface:  Solid surface materials, such
as Corian, are manufactured from acrylic
resins and/or polyester plastics.
Resists liquid and food stains
Scratches/stains can be sanded away
Seamless construction
Available in numerous solid colors and
patterns, with a wide selection of edging
details.
Not heat resistant, hot pots can melt
the finish
Can be expensive
Tile:  made from a variety of materials such as
cermic, porcelain, marble, slate, etc.
Heat and stain resistant
Wide selection of size, color and
materials allow for the most versatile
range of designs
Extra tiles may be stored for repairs
Tiles may scratch and chip
Tile surface may be uneven
Grout lines may be hard to clean
Laminate: made from a thin piece of
laminated plastic that is adhered to a base or
substrate. The substrate might be particle
board or plywood.
Durable
Inexpensive
A vast array of colors/style available
Available with various edge treatments
and finishes
Not heat resistant
Surface color can fade or wear over
time
Noticeable seams and edges