Artisans of Stone creates beautiful and quality countertops in Roanoke, VA. We’re dedicated to delivering the highest quality natural stone and quartz countertops at a low price. Our highly skilled artisans can create beautiful surfaces for your kitchen and bath.

When it comes to your countertops, you have a number of options from color choices and patterns to different styles of countertop edges. One of the most important decisions that you will make about your countertop is the material you will use. Many people make this choice based on their budget, the durability of the material, and the styles available in that material. So, what’s the difference between the most common types of countertops?

Quartz, granite, and marble are three of the most common types of countertop materials, and each has its own advantages. So, here’s what you should know about each:

  • Of these 3 materials, quartz countertops are typically the most affordable. This type of countertop is an engineered product instead of solid stone, which accounts for its lower price range. With that said, because it is manmade, quartz countertops are available in a number of styles and colors, making the personalization options almost endless.
  • Granite countertops are the median price range of the three. Unlike quartz countertops, granite countertops are made of solid stone, which makes them more durable, but also more expensive. Because it is made from natural stone, each slab of granite countertops has its own unique colors and patterns, meaning that your home will have a one-of-a-kind countertop.
  • The most elegant, and the priciest, of the three are marble countertops. Marble countertops had an element of artistry and elegance to any home. They are also extremely durable and long-lasting. 

Overall, quartz countertops are the most affordable and customizable. However, granite and marble are made from solid stone, and are extremely durable; with that said, they do require more maintenance and upkeep than quartz countertops. In the end, you can’t go wrong with any of these materials. It’s all up to your budget and your personal tastes.

For quality countertops that will sparkle and shine, give us a call at Artisans of Stone in Roanoke, VA.