Three Interesting Things to Consider When Selecting Your Kitchen Countertops

Published January 6, 2018.
Est. Reading: 3 minutes

Part of the process of building your new custom home is to select every material and detail that will be part of your home. Among the many rooms in your home, the kitchen has become one of the most important. While in the selections process, choosing the right material for your Kitchen countertops can be a daunting task. Not only do countertops have to be functional they have to last long and add to the value of your home.

Before making any big decisions, you should ensure that you have a look at samples of materials like concrete, plastic laminate, wood, and ceramic tile that are being used to build kitchen countertops. However natural stones like granite and solid surfaces like Quartz are still preferred for the majority of Modern custom infills today. So, if you are in the process of selecting your kitchen countertops for your new custom home or for your kitchen renovation, remember these three things that you want to look at before choosing to go with either granite or quartz.

The look and feel

We are visual beings so it is only natural that we would like things that look and feel good in our homes. As experienced Calgary home builders, our go-to materials for modern and luxurious countertops are Quartz and Granite. On one hand, Quartz has a mesmerizing surface and provides a lovely texture. On the other hand, granite looks incredibly chic, has little or no seams, and is available in a variety of colors which makes each piece of the natural stone unique. You can even take it to a whole new level by polished the stone for a darker and shinier surface or leave it matte if that is the look you prefer.


Granite and quartz have different characteristics which are why they are preferred over others. Granite is a very popular countertop surface as it is a hard stone which makes it extremely durable and heat, germ and scratch resistant too. This option endures the daily wear and tear that takes place in kitchens. Quartz is a perfect blend of natural stone and manmade materials which results in the creation of a versatile and long-lasting material which is ideal for any homes busy kitchen activities.


Perhaps the most important part of making a choice between choosing granite or quartz can be their cost. Quartz is generally a less costly than granite, but we recommend to keep in mind that costs for granite depend on many things such as where they are quarried from, their colour, and the finish you choose to go with. Even though granite can more costly, it adds a lot of value to your new custom home. As professional Calgary builders, we always recommend our homeowners to choose countertops that not only add value to your new homes but also that enhance your lifestyle.

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When choosing between quartz or granite countertops for your new custom home, it is very important that you consider how the material looks and feels, its durability and whether it is within your budget.

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