Stone countertops are the most durable options for your home. Two of the most durable types are granite and quartz. Granite is mined from the earth, making it a natural stone option. Just like you might expect, it’s hard as a rock, making it highly resistant to both heat and scratches. But, it is susceptible to chipping, so caution is required. The other consideration is that granite will need to be resealed every year. With this regular maintenance, granite can last over 100 years. The other option, quartz, is a manufactured stone countertop.
Quartz has many benefits, making it attractive to many homeowners looking for durability. Quartz is scratch, heat, chip, and stain resistant. Because of how it is made, quartz countertops are non-porous (meaning they don’t absorb things easily). The other advantage of quartz is that they do not require resealing, unlike granite. Quality quartz countertops will usually last a long time, often as long as the home itself!