Comparison Chart

  Ceramic Tile with Grout

Concrete
(Cast-in-Place Sealed)

Granite(Sealed)

Laminate Marble Paper
Composite
Solid
Surface
Stainless Steel Terrazzo Quartz Wood

Appearance

                     

Colors

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Unique Pattern

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Consistent Pattern

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Durability

                     

Scratch Resistant

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Stain Resistant

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Chip Resistant

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Heat Resistant

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Household Chemical Resistant

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Easy to Maintain

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Repair-ability

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Non-Porous (Will not absorb moisture)

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Renewable Surface

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Requires Periodic Sealing 

YES YES YES  NO YES YES  NO  NO YES NO  YES 

Options

                     

Undermount Sink

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES NO YES YES YES

Seamed In Sink Option

NO YES NO NO NO NO YES YES NO NO NO

Cove (one piece backsplash)

 YES YES NO YES NO NO YES YES NO NO NO

Value

                     

Price Range (Square Foot)

$12 - $40 $80 - $200  $65 - $100  $8 - $35 $60 - $90 $70 - $125  $39 - $70 $80 - $200 $60 - $100  $69 - $99 $30 - $150

Manufacturer Warranty

NO INQUIRE INQUIRE YES NO YES YES NO INQUIRE YES INQUIRE

NSF Certified*

NO NO NO NO NO  INQUIRE YES YES INQUIRE NO YES

   Key 

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Outstanding

Above Average

Average

Below Average

Poor

N/A - Not Applicable

INQUIRE - Check with Fabricator for availability.

*NSF Certified - material can be used in a commercial food preparation area.


Through our experience fabricating and installing counter surfaces, we understand the qualities, characteristics and limitations of each product. The above chart was created with the expert help from the following:


Olive Mill Manufacturing Inc. , Mather Countertop Systems , Sterling SurfacesConcrete Countertop Institute , Refresh Interiors Inc. , and Surface Authority Inc.