Our McLean Kitchen Remodel Professionals Detail The Two Most Popular Countertop Options.

Your kitchen countertop is the victim of constant impact from everyone in the family. If you’re planning a McLean kitchen remodel and want to pick the best countertop for your style and budget, we’ve got you covered with the pros and cons of each type:


Granite is a natural stone that’s been a popular kitchen countertop for decades.

  • Affordable: There are multiple levels of pricing, but the stone that is more prevalent costs less and is only a fraction more than laminate.
  • Durable: Many granite countertops are scratch resistant and hold up well to staining.
  • Variation: To some, this is a pro, but each stone slab will vary, which means you need to visit the stone provider to see your slab in person.
  • Maintenance: Most manufacturers recommend you seal your stone yearly to avoid staining. This is an easy process but needs to be done – especially with specific colors that stain easily.


Manufacturers fabricate these countertops from natural quartz and resins. They are considered an “engineered stone.”

Durable: Get the look of granite and marble without being more susceptible to chipping and staining.
Natural Looking: Quartz looks the most like granite and marble compared with every other manufactured stone.

Price: Quartz countertop pricing falls between low-end granite and super high-end marble and is a significant investment in your McLean kitchen remodel.
Not Heat Resistant: The resins in quartz countertops could scorch if you place something hot directly to the surface. Use a trivet or dishtowel to protect your countertop.

Visit Our Showroom To See Your Options In Person.

We have numerous countertop samples to choose from at our showroom in Lorton, VA. Our experienced designers will walk you through your kitchen remodeling project and help you coordinate your top to your cabinetry. Ready to learn more about a McLean kitchen remodel? Get in touch!

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