Countertop Guide

For help determining which countertop material is right for you, please consult the chart below to learn more about the pros and cons of each type of material. 

Countertop Material

Natural Quartz

  1. Smooth, durable
  2. Requires little or no maintenance
  3. Resists heat, scratching, bacteria and stains
  4. Deep, consistent colors
  5. Less visible seams    

  1. More expensive than some other choices
  2. Odd/large sizes will have visible seams

  1. Smooth, durable
  2. Heat and water resistant
  3. Rich visual texture
  4. Great for baking preparations    

  1. Expensive
  2. Odd/large sizes will have visible seams
  3. Scratches are hard to remove
Solid Surface

  1. Smooth, durable
  2. No visible seams
  3. Heat and water resistant
  4. Scratches can be sanded out


  1. Can be expensive
  2. Color options are limited
Ceramic Tile

  1. Durable, heat resistant
  2. Can install it yourself
  3. Many available colors, design flexibility

  1. Leaves an uneven countertop
  2. Grout lines may be hard to clean
  3. Can crack or chip
Plastic Laminate
  1. Durable
  2. Inexpensive
  3. Easy to install yourself
  4. Lots of color/style options    
  1. Won't tolerate direct heat.
  2. Thin surface color can fade
  3. Noticeable seams and edges

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Guides & Materials

Cabinet Guide

As you begin to shop for kitchen cabinets, you’ll discover a nearly overwhelming variety, from laminates and hardwoods to veneers and lacquered finishes. At Caledonian Kitchen & Bath, we are here to guide and assist you with the many choices that you will face. 

Please see our Products page to browse some of the many options available to you through our various manufacturers. You can also contact us at 215-836-5150 to schedule a free design consultation.