When selecting countertops, consider how the surface will be used, upkeep requirements, and durability, as well as appearance and price. DuBell Lumber carries a huge variety of countertops: quartz, granite, cultured marble, laminate, Corian, and more. Our knowledgeable Kitchen and Bath salespeople will answer your questions about countertop pros and cons so you can make a choice that is perfect for you and your family.
Granite is the most sought-after countertop material for deluxe kitchens and bathrooms. It is stain-resistant, non-porous, resistant to heat and absolutely beautiful. Granite is the hardest of all natural stone countertop materials.
Quartz is the most popular type of engineered stone countertop. It combines the beauty and durability of natural stone with new technology for a product that is non-porous, sanitary, and virtually maintenance-free. Made from crushed quartz, resin, and pigment, quartz countertops are available in a wide range of colors and patterns, from those that mimic natural stone to fresh contemporary palettes.
Solid surface countertops are made of natural mineral and resin, resulting in a non-porous, impact-resistant material. Moreover, scratches or cuts can be sanded out, thereby increasing the life of the product. Solid surface countertops are available in every color imaginable, as well as marbled and particulate patterns.
Dupont Corian countertops are the perfect solid surface for kitchen and bath. Corian’s seamless elegance, stain-resistance, and design versatility make it a top choice for those who value both beauty and long-term performance. Corian is available in over 120 colors and patterns, from ones that capture the subtle qualities of nature to vibrant, dynamic hues.
Commonly known under brand names like Formica and Pionite, laminate is affordable, easy to maintain, and relatively durable. It’s composed of pressed, bonded paper and resin; it comes in a huge variety of colors and patterns. Laminate innovations include more wear-resistant surfaces, expanded edge profile options, and updated textures and finishes.
Butcher block – formed of end-grain blocks or edge-grain laminated wood – is a traditional countertop material ideal for cutting and chopping. If it is to be used for food preparation, the surface needs to be finished with a food-safe mineral oil treatment and requires ongoing maintenance. Other types of wood counters can be used for areas designated for dining or entertaining rather than food preparation, adding warmth and visual distinction to a kitchen. Wood countertops can be an eco-friendly option when they are fabricated from FSC-certified wood or from reclaimed wood.
Marble is a rock that forms when sedimentary rocks changes because of extreme heat and pressure. Cultured stone is a blend of stone particles, resins and pigments. The variations of swirls and veins of color in marble varieties comes from minerals in the original sediment. Unlike quarried stone, cultured stone can be made into specific pieces such as countertops bathtubs, sinks, backsplashes and shower stalls.