Chop on it. Knead on it. Serve from it. Everyday you ask a lot from your custom kitchen countertops. We offer a variety of surface options and literally hundreds of colour, pattern and texture choices.
Although no single material is best for all purposes, each has a distinctive look and specific advantages.
Regardless of which custom kitchen countertop is chosen, we highly recommend the use of a hot pad or trivet to protect the surface from damage or thermal shock cracks from hot pans. It is not recommended to place a tray directly from the stove top or oven directly onto the surface.
For a comprehensive gallery of options, visit our partner section and click through to the galleries. Here is a look at the pro’s and con’s of our four most popular countertop surface options:
Although generally more consistent than granite (in some colours), variation in the colour, pattern, size, shape and shade are inherent and should be expected.
Marble & Granite Countertops
Variation in the natural stone colour, pattern, size, shape and shade are inherent and unique characteristics of granite and should be expected when choosing this option.
- Granite and Marble have natural beauty
- Cool surface good for making dough or candy
- Completely natural material
- Oil, alcohol or any acid will stain marble
- Seams are visible, unforgiving on glassware
- Requires periodic sealing
Solid Surface Countertops
- Durable, water and heat resistant, easy clean
- Allows for integral sink installation
- Seams invisible, scratches can be sanded out
- Requires very firm support underneath
- Limited colors, imitation stone and pastels now
- Wide variety of colors, textures & patterns
- Durable, water resistant, easy to clean
- Relatively inexpensive.
- Can scratch, scorch or stain
- Difficult to repair
- Seams are visible.