Choosing the Right Countertops for Your Home

With so many beautiful and unique MSI countertops to choose from, you won’t have a problem finding the perfect fit for your home, your practical needs, and your personal aesthetic.

Your countertop design journey starts with finding the perfect countertop material, and we are pleased to carry MSI materials that offer everything from natural stone, marble, quartzite, and granite slabs, to attractive and resilient engineered surfaces, like quartz and porcelain.

You can browse the MSI product catalog by navigating to the Countertops page on MSI’s website. This is where you can start comparing materials and learning about their particular attributes. You are sure to find several options that meet your practical needs for strength and durability along with your personal preferences for color, pattern, and style.

When it comes to choosing countertops, it can be difficult to know where to start. It is important to understand what makes certain materials so popular and which varieties are trending in marble, granite, and quartzite, as well as in porcelain and quartz countertops.

Quartz

When choosing between quartz and granite, it can be a tough comparison. On one hand, granite offers incredible strength, impressive durability, and diverse colors and patterns.

On the other hand, quartz delivers similar benefits. It is a nonporous, food-safe surface ideal for families. Additionally, it can be made to look like various natural stone varieties, including marble and granite.

Quartzite

Quartzite is among the hardest counter surfaces you can choose, with a Mohs rating of 7 (even greater than granite). While many varieties exhibit soft neutral shades and soothing striations, some options deliver a lot more drama, such as Blue Lava quartzite.

This variety features a background in cool, icy blue, studded by dark blue veining. However, it’s the contrasting streaks of vibrant orange and rust throughout that really make this variety something special.

Granite

Granite is one of the more popular options for kitchen and bathroom countertops in general, but you may be hesitant to choose from the more dramatic varieties. If you love the strength, durability, depth, and dimension that granite provides then it may be the perfect option for your needs.

Marble

It’s hard to argue with the beauty and luminescence of marble.

As far as natural stone goes, marble is easily the most recognizable. Though marbles can be white, grey, beige, pink, or even exotic green, no other material option is as obvious in its visual hallmarks as marble. Those indicators include thick or subtle flowing veins, gentle movement, and an elegance that works in large expanses or small. For those who embrace green options and value natural building materials, marble will stand out as an obviously natural selection that connects a room to the outdoors.

Porcelain

Porcelain is quickly emerging as a contender in the countertop arena. No longer merely for tubs and sinks, modern porcelain is incredibly durable and can be made to look like the natural stone you love. Check out MSI’s Carrara porcelain, with a white background and soft gray veining,

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