There are many different types of countertop materials available on the market today, which can make the process of choosing the right one for your project feel a bit overwhelming at times. The first step is to determine what features are most important to you. Take the guesswork out of choosing the right material for your project with the helpful guide below.

Every material has pros and cons, so finding the right one for your application is important. Take a closer look at the materials available in the Lakeside Collection. All colors are in stock, with no square foot minimums, no need to pay for the full slab.

PROS:

  • Beautiful and unique natural patterns
  • Heat and scratch resistant. Can withstand high temps, great for outdoor applications

CONS:

  • Porous, needs to be sealed a few times a year, depending on use, to be stain resistant 
  • Can contain natural characteristics, such as texture and fissures that may not appeal to everyone

PROS:

  • Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns
  • Gloss colors require no sealing, simple soap and water clean up.
  • Non-porous, stubborn spots do not seep past the surface and can be removed
  • Heat, scratch and stain resistant

CONS:

  • Not UV resistant, so not suitable for outdoor applications

PROS:

  • Available in many different patterns from solid colors, to natural stone and metal looks
  • Scratch and stain resistant. 
  • Extremely heat and UV resistant, perfect for outdoor use.
  • Non-porous, ideal for shower walls and tub surrounds

CONS:

  • Only available in 2cm, which gives it a sleek, modern look that may not be a great fit for everyone.
  • Pattern does not go all the way through the slab, so edge will appear as a solid color

At Lakeside Surfaces Inspiration Gallery, our team members are here to help inspire you! We have a variety of samples and larger slabs on display for you to view. The Inspiration Gallery is the perfect opportunity to bring in swatches and samples of cabinetry, backsplash tiles, or paints and see how they complement your favorite surfaces.
 
Visit us today:
📍: 3792 29th Street SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
📞: 231.246.2220
 
Can’t make it out to our Inspiration Gallery in Kentwood Michigan? Visit us online and use our Visualizer to get a sneak peek at what your favorite surfaces could look like in your kitchen or bathroom project!

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