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Different Types of Countertops for Your New York Home

Countertops should be practical functional workspaces as well as beautiful focal points for your kitchen or bathroom. There are many types of countertop materials available today and choosing between them should not be a challenge. From materials such as granite, marble, quartzite, and quartz countertops long island, this guide will help you understand the different types of materials and their unique qualities so you can make the best decision for your home.  


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Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are the most popular of the engineered stone countertops made with natural elements like crystals and resins. Quartz is made to be durable and maintenance-free as well as resistant to stains, scratches, and heat. Beyond all the practical attributes of quartz countertops, you can also get a variety of patterns and colors making it the number one choice for designers and homeowners. Although some colors can be on the pricey side for countertops, it is well worth it because the lifespan if taken care of properly is 10-15 years with regular maintenance and no sealing required. For a seamless classic look, use the same quartz countertop as a backsplash. You’ll be sure to get that wow factor!  

Natural Stone Countertops

Natural stone countertops are one of the most popular countertops. Natural stone includes granite, marble, quartzite, soapstone, travertine, limestone, and many more. Natural stone materials offer a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures, giving homeowners a variety of choices, one that best suits their aesthetic, preferences and practical needs. Each type of natural stone has its unique characteristics and maintenance requirements, so it’s important to consider all factors when selecting the right material for your countertop.

Granite Countertops

Granite countertops Long Island, known for their unique rich, vibrant colors and patterns, are still very popular for kitchens and bathrooms today. Due to its heat, scratch and stain resistance, granite is a highly durable countertop material. Granite countertops do require regular sealing. To match a backsplash to granite countertops, we recommend our subway tiles.

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Marble Countertops

Famous for its timelessness and veining, marble countertops are the height of luxury and elegance. Marble countertops are scratch and heat resistant however, they can be more susceptible to chipping and staining so take extra care when handling pots and clean up spills immediately. For long term performance, sealing your surfaces regularly is recommended especially for marble bathroom countertops. For the most classic look, match marble countertops with our marble subway tile or our marble hexagon tile. 

Quartzite Countertops

Quartzite is a natural stone that combines the beauty of marble with the durability of granite. It’s prized for its unique patterns and resistance to heat and scratching. We have a variety of beautiful quartzite countertop colors available to order today. For a backsplash recommendation, check out our Cristallo Waterjet Collection to complement quartzite countertops.

Porcelain Countertops

Porcelain or ultra compact countertops exhibit durability, water resistance, and effortless maintenance. Porcelain, an engineered stone, is an exceptionally dense and solid countertop material making it ideal for high-traffic zones like hallways and kitchens, or for outdoor and damp spaces such as bathrooms. Here at Cancos Tile and Stone, we have the largest inventory of porcelain mosaic tiles, slabs and pavers to match with porcelain countertops. 

Glass Kitchen Countertops

Recycled Glass countertops are a distinctive and contemporary choice for kitchen and bathroom surfaces. One of their most striking features is their ability to reflect and refract light, creating a captivating effect. Apart from their aesthetic charm, glass countertops come with numerous functional benefits. They are sought after for their traits such as resistance to stains, heat, and scratches, ensuring their long-lasting durability and suitability for daily use. This eco friendly countertop is a non-porous surface that allows for effortless cleaning and upkeep, preventing the accumulation of bacteria or mold. A glass subway tile backsplash would be a perfect match to recycled glass countertops. Check out our entire glass tile collection here. 

There are a plethora of choices when it comes to countertop materials. All materials have their advantages and disadvantages, and choosing the right option will depend on your budget, style, and preferences. At Cancos Tile and Stone, we specialize in the fabrication and installation of granite, quartz, marble and other stone countertops in the New York and New Jersey areas. We offer the highest quality countertop brands like Silestone, Ceasarstone and Forum Quartz. 

Our experienced professionals can help you decide on the right countertop material for your kitchen remodeling or Long Island bathroom remodeling project. We will also help you match your countertops with a beautiful backsplash, flooring and wall tile; so let us help you find the perfect solutions for your home! We offer a superior selection and have the largest inventory in stock so you never have to wait. If you are looking to talk to experts or looking for tile stores Long Island visit one of our 12 convenient showrooms: East Northport, Farmingville, Hicksville, Lynbrook, Merrick, Riverhead, Smithtown, Southampton, West Babylon, Westbury. or tile stores Manhattan, or New Jersey: North Brunswick. Don’t wait on your kitchen and bathroom dreams, Contact us today! 

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