Doing your research pays off when it comes to sorting through countertop brand choices, but it can take some time. Although many of them share similarities and we consider all of them good brands, there are some differences that lie in the details.
Here are some items you should take into consideration:
The duration of a warranty can show the level of confidence the manufacturer has in their product. Common warranty lengths you will find are 10 to 15 years, however, there are some with limited lifetime warranties.
Not every brand offers the same number or range of colors. Some are very unique and specific to manufacturers while others you can find similar colors in several different brands.
Cost can vary not only by manufacturer, but also by color. If you find a certain color you like, but don’t like the price tag, you may be able to find a comparable color made by another manufacturer at a lower price.
Understanding each brand’s features including color consistency, sealing requirements, seamlessness, sanitation, repairability, and resistance to heat, scratches, and stains will also help in making your decision.