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Countertop Materials - All the Options We Offer

If your next project involves remodeling your kitchen or bathroom – one of the biggest things you’re going to need is a new countertop. There are plenty of options out there, but at CCT Natural Stone Designs we offer only the best. 

We want to make sure that you feel good about the decision you make regarding your countertop material – it is something that you’ll be seeing day in and day out, after all. We understand that all of our customers have different tastes, budgets, and styles. So, we’ve got something for everyone. 

To help you make a decision, we put together this article that goes into detail regarding each material. This way, you can get a taste for everything that we have and if you’re interested in one material in particular, you have a good starting point when you start to shop.

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Natural Stone Materials

CCT is especially proud of the natural stone countertops that we offer. Natural stone is one of those things that never goes out of style because you’re getting out of it what you put in. It’s an investment right off the bat, but with the resale value it adds to your home along with the beauty, durability, and mild maintenance, it’s definitely worth it. 

Here are the natural stone materials that we offer:


Granite will undoubtedly last in your household for generations. All it needs to keep up its beauty and durability is a regular sealing routine, and that’s it. You don’t need harsh cleaning supplies to get this stone looking brand new again – in this case, keeping it simple will serve you better. You can’t go wrong with soap and water for granite. 

This material is also heat-resistant, stain-resistant, and scratch-resistant, which makes it very popular with customers who have busy kids. It also comes in a variety of colors and patterns, making it versatile for styles of all types. 


Marble is the luxurious stone of the bunch, as it’s known for its high degree of sophistication and class. It can bring any room up a notch in the looks department, which typically balances out the slightly higher degree of care that marble needs. 

It’s a softer stone, which means that it does better in kitchens that aren’t ultra-busy. As long as you avoid acidic substances like citrus on your marble countertop, there’s no reason it shouldn’t last for years. Much like granite, it just needs the right care. 


Quartzite is the hardest of the natural stones – it’s known for its toughness. If your kitchen is the busiest area of your house with people constantly going in and out, cooking, eating, and gathering, then quartzite is probably your best bet. It looks similar to marble, which amps up the class factor, but its degree of durability is higher than granite. 


Soapstone is known for its unique, milky look, and this draws a lot of people in because of the intrigue associated with it. This stone is very easy to clean, it’s gorgeous, and it’s durable as well. Keep in mind that, much like marble, it is a softer stone – but that doesn’t mean it won’t serve you well during its lifetime. 


Engineered Stone

At CCT Natural Stone Designs, we offer engineered stone. In some cases, our customers prefer engineered stone over natural stone because of its extremely easy care and upkeep. 


If you’re looking for consistency, look no further than quartz. This is something that quartz is known for, because it’s man-made and not unpredictable in the way that natural stone designs are. If you have young children, quartz is a great option because it’s very durable – even without periodic resealing. 


What Will You Pick?

As you can see, there are plenty of options to choose from – and when it comes down to it, the final decision is up to you. But if you need guidance regarding that final decision, don’t hesitate to contact us today. 

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