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Choosing your countertop can be a tough decision with many factors to weigh. The Design Works teams in Sarasota and Jacksonville are equipped to help you determine: the proper surface type for your space, the right design to accent your cabinetry, and the preferred finish for your space – all with working within your preferred budget. The most popular natural stone countertops include granite, marble, and soapstone. Popular man-made material includes quartz. One size will not fit all – explore your options to best suit your room.

Surface Types


Derived primarily from crystals and heavy-duty polymers, quartz is a human-made stone offering several patterns and colors. It is popular for its low maintenance and strong durability offering hassle-free countertops.


If using a human-made stone isn’t your thing, but you like the look of quartz, consider quartzite. This product will require a little extra love and care though than regular quartz, such as regular sealing for increased durability.


Offering a luminous and classy look, granite is a natural stone made of quartz, mica, and feldspar. Every piece of granite will look unique because each stone it is derived from will have a different color and pattern. Offering in three different styles, honed (matte or satin finish), polished (glossy and smooth), or leathered finish, granite is the most durable of all the countertop options and can support nearly any lifestyle.


Known as the most luxurious natural stone, marble is a calcite and dolomite mineral composition. Slabs of marble come in a wide variety of colors and add an elegant layer to the vibe of any room. However, using Marble sparingly is recommended as it can stain easily from certain acids and liquids and will require regular sealing to avoid etching. It can be more costly to purchase and maintain.

Countertop Edges

There are a variety of ways to finish the edges of your countertop. Your choice should be derived from the interior style of the room (traditional, modern, contemporary, transitional) as well as from the functionality (cleaning, bumping, etc.).

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