Published at Friday, 25 August 2017 by Carina Lefevre in Countertops, with total 32 photos.
Manufactured under names like Corian, Wilsonart, Staron, Swanstone and Formica, solid-surface countertops are tough, hard-working surfaces. They're available in dozens of colors and patterns that mimic the look of stone. Solid-surface countertops also eliminate much of the hassle of upkeep. They're easy to repair, resist stains and scratches, and require little to no maintenance.
Granite that's rendered with a high-polish sheen reflects light, which can make a small kitchen feel larger. While granite is favored for its decorative veining and color choices, keep in mind that busy granite surfaces can make a small kitchen look smaller. To prevent this, opt for stones with simple veining or that offer a solid-looking appearance.
One of the main reasons quartz has exploded in popularity is due to appearance. Quartz has the look of stone while also allowing homeowners to customize the design. While granite offers many options in terms of appearance, you may have to search for the right piece that matches your color scheme. With quartz, the selection process is much easier.