Here at the Indoor City Granite & Marble Yard, we fabricate and install granite, marble, soapstone, and quartz countertops! Not sure which countertop surface is right for you? This video explains the differences, and the pros and cons to all the stone surfaces we offer. The Indoor City Granite & Marble Yard is located at 1284 Loop Rd., Lancaster Pa - just off of Manheim Pike (Rt. 72). Call the Granite & Marble Yard atÂ 717-393-3931 Video Transcript: Hi, I'm Shannon, the design manager here at Indoor City Flooring. If you're familiar with our blog and website, you've been introduced to our talented design team, who is always willing to help you with your flooring needs. But, did you know that indoor city does more than just flooring? We also fabricate and install granite, quartz, and marble countertops! There is a constant debate on what type of material is considered the best countertop today. I'll be sharing some information about different types of popular countertop materials and let you decide what is best for your home and lifestyle. Granite is a natural stone that is mined from many different places around the world. The beauty of granite is that no two slabs are exactly the same. When selecting a granite for your home, it's often best to pick your exact flat, so you know what you're getting. Granite comes in a variety of finishes polished, honed, and leathered, however not all granites are offered in every finish. Granite is heat-resistant and durable, but it's porous and can absorb stains if not properly sealed. If you're looking for one-of-a-kind countertop that is durable and unique Granite is a great choice for you. Marble countertops are without a doubt some of the most beautiful natural surfaces you can put into your home. Marble slabs come in a variety of colors from solid white and solid Black, to heavily veined and unique colors. Like granite, no two slabs are the same. Also, like granite, marble is heat resistant, however, it is much softer than granite, making it a less durable countertop option. It is also more porous and more susceptible to scratching so keep this in mind if you're considering a marble countertop for your kitchen, and be sure to keep it properly sealed and protected from substances that may stain or scratch the surface. If properly cared for, a marble countertop could easily be the star of your kitchen. Quartz is a man-made product that is comprised of natural quartz and resin unlike granite and marble which require sealing, quartz countertops don't require any maintenance based on their non-porous surface. while quartz offers some heat resistant, manufacturers recommend the use of hot pads or trivets to protect the countertop surface. There are many different styles and colors available in quartz. You can get solids, mixed colors, and natural patterns. When selecting a quartz countertop many times what-you-see-is-what-you-get since labs are very similar to the samples we showcase in our showroom, which will often eliminate the need to select your exact slab from the yard. Once you select the material for your countertops there are still other decisions to make. Our designers at Indoor City would be happy to help you with your edge treatment selection, sink options, and care and maintenance information for your new countertop. Our fabrication happens in house, and we'd love to start working on your next kitchen countertop. Stop in to see us today. We would be happy to show you the beautiful slabs of granite, marble & quartz we have in our yard.