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When it comes to countertops, there are a lot of different options to choose from.  Most homeowners want the material to be durable, low maintenance, and easy to repair.  Here is a breakdown of the most popular countertop materials; hopefully it helps make your decision easier.

Material Benefits Drawbacks
  • Non-porous
  • Heat & scratch resistant
  • Variety of colors
  • Large slabs available
  • Perceived value
  • Cambria benefits
  • Expensive
  • Difficult to repair


  • Every slab has unique appearance
  • Extremely scratch & heat resistant
  • Durable
  • Perceived value
  • Expensive
  • High maintenance
  • Porous
  • Difficult to repair
  • Inexpensive
  • Limitless color & pattern selection
  • Easy to maintain
  • Most edges & seams are visible
  • Can scratch & chip
  • Difficult to repair
  • Water can damage the substrate
Solid Surface
  • Many colors & patterns
  • Nearly invisible seams
  • Non-porous
  • Variety of custom options available
  • Perceived value
  • Scratches easier than granite or quartz
  • Not as heat resistant