Choosing the Right Countertop Surface for Your Kitchen
No matter if you are remodeling an existing kitchen or creating a new one, choosing the right countertop surface to match your lifestyle and budget can be difficult given the amazing selection of surface materials and colors available today. Here are just a few of the more popular surface options that we offer:
Silestone® is the world’s leading producer of quartz surfaces designed for high-quality kitchens and bathrooms, including countertops and sinks with advanced bacteristatic technology. Silestone is a non-porous surface and highly resistant to stains from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, makeup and many other everyday products. Silestone’s high impact resistance exceeds other similar products such as granite and solid surfaces. This feature guarantees safety in your kitchen when handling hard objects (pots, pans, etc.). This resistance is achieved thanks to its quartz hardness, its polyester resin elasticity and its vibrocompression system used during its production.
Caesarstone quartz surfaces are the ultimate combination of nature and technology. Non-porous, scratch resistant and highly resistant to stains, Caesarstone retains its beauty without sealants or waxes and is almost maintenance-free. Ideal for any interior space, Caesarstone stone surfaces have four times the flexural strength and double the impact resistance of granite while impressively outperforming marble. Caesarstone is globally recognized for its simplified fabrication and installation processes that enable cost-effective solutions. Due to the material’s outstanding durability, Caesarstone can be installed in thinner forms to save weight, or in larger sections to reduce the amount of joints on a surface. This enables even further money-saving features that customers happily applaud.
Beauty endures with Cambria. Cambria surfaces are 93% pure quartz. Granite typically only contains 40–60% quartz, along with more porous, weaker minerals. That’s why granite is more susceptible to damage. Cambria’s durability also means you can be more creative with it. Draw daring edge shapes with wider overhangs to create a kitchen like no other.
Viatera® quartz surface is designed and created around the idea that a countertop is more than a place where meals are prepared. It is where good memories are born. Whether you’re looking for a surface that stands up to the demands of daily life, or a surface that resists the wear of commercial applications, Viatera® allows you the freedom to create a space that truly reflects the beauty and wonder of life.
Explore our expansive selection of slabs and countertops available for your project. In addition to granite, marble, travertine, limestone, slate, and Q Premium Natural Quartz, we also carry prefabricated countertops. Select the MSI Countertop Selection Guide if you’re looking for ideas. This handy tool will help you from start to finish with product information, design tools to envision your kitchen and actual slabs available at the MSI warehouse closest to you.
Boston Granite Exchange
For maintenance-free elegance and durability, granite is unmatched. Its incredible strength and density makes granite the perfect choice for massive structural work – walls, monuments and supports. Though it is the hardest of structural stones, the amazing variety of mineral-rich colors and natural patterns gives it ornamental value as well. Granite products are ideal for kitchen and bathroom countertops and other decorative exterior applications.