• Welcome to Hoffman

    Your Kitchen & Bath Design Source

  • Welcome to Hoffman

    Your Kitchen & Bath Design Source

  • Welcome to Hoffman

    Your Kitchen & Bath Design Source


30 Mar 19

Upgrading your kitchen is easy, thanks to the myriad design options available in the market today. There are many ways to give your kitchen a sleek and modern look and among the best of these is replacing your old countertop with a new contemporary option. Installing a new countertop will not only improve the aesthetics of your kitchen, but will also, depending on the material you choose, get an easy to care for option that gives  you service for many years. Ready to choose your new countertop? Below are three great options to select from:

  1. Quartz

    Quartz is a natural occurring mineral made up of silica and oxygen. The quartz that is used in kitchen countertops is made of 97% crushed quartz and 3% polymer binders. It may also contain other crushed minerals and industrial recycled wastes that improve texture and appearance. Quartz comes in a variety of colors including but not limited to citrine, amethyst, rose, milky, ametrine and others. This makes it ideal for use in kitchens with different color schemes and themes. Quartz countertops offer many benefits:

    • Quartz can be manufactured to a high, lustrous sheen which is extremely attractive.
    • It is non porous which makes it less susceptible to staining.
    • It is extremely durable and does not chip or crack easily.
    • It is easy to clean.


  2. Granite

    Granite is a rock that is made up of several minerals including feldspar, quartz and mica. It is an extremely strong material which holds up to heavy duty use. Granite comes in several grades which are determined by color, country of origin, pitting, thickness and percentage of each constituent mineral that it has. Granite offers the following benefits:

    • Due to its strength, it is extremely hard wearing and can be used for many years without requiring replacement.
    • Granite is more heat resistant which means that it does not discolour or melt when hot items are placed on it.
    • It is more cost effective and may cost up to a 30 dollars less per square foot than quartz or other countertops in some cases.


  3. Soapstone

Soapstone countertops are made from the natural stone of the same name. It is made up of several minerals including mica, chlorite, carbonates and talc. High levels of talc make it soft and easy to cut into slabs for easy installation in kitchens. Soapstone countertops have several advantages:

  • The high level of talc makes their surface soft and smooth to the touch.
  • Soapstone countertops are highly pliable which means that they are less likely to crack when hot or heavy objects are placed on them.
  • They are non porous therefore they are less likely to get stained which means that they maintain their beautiful appearance for a long time.

Upgrading your kitchen is easy, especially since there are so many design options today. Changing your kitchen countertops is one way to give your kitchen a contemporary look. Granite, quartz and soapstone are some of the best options available on the market today, and they offer many great benefits while giving your kitchen a modern appearance. Ready to find out which option is best for you? Hoffman Kitchen and Bath has a range of options for you to choose from. Contact us today to find out how we can help you create the kitchen of your dreams.

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Hoffman Fixtures Company
6031 South 129th East Avenue,
Tulsa, Oklahoma