Countertop Education: A Countertop Conundrum

With hundreds of choices on the market for countertops it can be a bit intimidating at first.  Everyone wants to sell you their product and before you know it you can’t remember the difference between Corian and Quartz.

Not to worry!  Allow the experts here at McGrory Inc to break it down and guide you through the selection process.  Below you’ll find the pros and cons of our top three sellers.  While we do offer other options these tend to be our most popular.


Granite & Natural Stones:


  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Classic material that does not go out of style
  • Heat-resistant


  • Naturally porous, must be sealed when installed
  • Requires regular maintenance and resealing for food safety and upkeep
  • Softer natural stones can chip or crack
  • Most expensive material

Corian & Solid Surfaces:


  • Heat and moisture resistant
  • Will not fade or age
  • Easy upkeep


  • Can be scorched
  • Not scratchproof

Zodiaq & Quartz Products:


  • Heat, stain, and scratch resistant
  • Easy upkeep
  • No sealing or polishing necessary


  • Not as natural looking as real stone
  • Costs almost as much as real stone

After you’ve decided which surface is for you, make sure you know what products to use on your countertops to keep them looking brand new