GRANITE

Granite is naturally beautiful and unique

Granite is an all-natural surface, which makes every granite countertop unique.
Granite's natural beauty is visible in its varying patterns and veining. Manufactured
products rarely recreate this distinguishing characteristic.

  • Key benefits of granite:
  • Natural and unique
  • Scratch resistant
  • Heat resistant
  • Wide range of colors available
  • Key drawbacks of granite:
  • Visible seams
  • Non-repairable
  • Porous (requires sealers annually to prevent staining)
  • Natural products offer no warranty

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QUARTZ

Quartz is durable & maintenance free

Southcoast Kitchen Designs offers two brands of quartz countertops, Silestone® and Zodiaq®. Both
Silestone® and Zodiaq® are comprised of 93% natural quartz. Only three other natural minerals
are more durable than quartz (diamond, sapphire and topaz). Not only is Silestone® non-porous,
but it also contains an anti-bacterial agent to inhibit the growth of bacteria on your countertop.

  • Key benefits of Silestone® & Zodiaq®:
  • Stain resistant
  • Non-porous
  • Maintainence free
  • Scratch resistant
  • Microban® antimicrobal agent (Silestone®)
  • 4x the flexural strength of granite
  • No sealer or polish required
  • Key drawbacks of Silestone® & Zodiaq®:
  • Visible seams
  • Non-repairable

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SOLID SURFACE

Solid surface tops are seamless, non-porous and affordable

Southcoast Kitchen Designs now has available virtually all colors of the solid surface spectrum by
offering three high quality brands of solid surface material; DuPont Corian®, LG HiMacs® and
Samsung Staron®.

  • Key benefits of solid surface:
  • Non-porous
  • Seamless appearance
  • Integral sink option
  • Integral backsplash option
  • Easy to clean
  • 10 year installed warranty
  • Renewable and repairable
  • No sealer or polish required
  • Key drawbacks of solid surface:
  • Softer surface than granite and quartz making it more prone to scratches and nicks. However, this minor surface damage can be professionally repaired.
  • Lower heat resistance than granite and quartz. A trivet is recommended with hot pans.

LAMINATE

LAMINATE COUNTERTOPS ARE INEXPENSIVE AND LOW MAINTENANCE

Over the past few years, more options for laminate colors and patterns have become available;
many looking more like natural stone. Therefore, laminate is an excellent choice for the
budget-conscious homeowner or landlord.

  • Key benefits of laminate:
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to clean
  • Many color choices available
  • No sealer or polish required
  • Key drawbacks of laminate:
  • Limited edge choices available
  • Visible seams
  • Lower heat resistance than granite and quartz. A trivet is recommended with hot pans.
  • May scratch or mark