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Stunning Countertop Choices That'll Increase The Value Of
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Because of their high damage resistance, quartz and quartzite countertops are in great demand. They are also easy to clean with mild, non-abrasive cleansers.
Quartzite countertops are $65 to $150 per square foot installed, while quartz has a wider range of $50 to $200. Both are available to DIY if you have the tools and the expertise.
Marble and granite have been used for countertops since the early 1900s, and they remain durable, popular choices. If maintained right, they can last for centuries.
The costs of these two similar countertop surfaces will run anywhere from $40 to $150 when installed, with granite countertops being slightly more expensive on average.
Natural and engineered stone surfaces can be susceptible to chipping or cracking, with the edges and corners most at risk, so it's recommended to opt for a more rounded look.
Finishes range from polished to matte, with a few options in between. Polished is the shiniest and most popular, but matte can hide imperfections better.
The cost of your kitchen countertop upgrade will be recouped by an average of 67% when you resell your home, or 75% if you opt for a full kitchen remodel.