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The Art of Stone



Still not sure? Come see the many options of quartz and granite available at Progressive Countertop. Often seeing and talking with one of our design experts is the best way to decide on either quartz or granite for your next countertop.

STONE SURFACES - Features & Considerations


Quartz surfaces are a composite of manufactured natural stone, dyes and resins. This results in hundreds of possibilities from a variety of manufacturers – all constantly creating fresh surfaces to suit current interior design trends.

  • There is a wide selection of patterns and colours. As designs are man-made from natural stone, new ones are constantly being created for ever-expanding choice.
  • Quartz countertops do not require maintenance or sealing, just a wipe with water and mild soap.
  • Because Quartz countertops are not porous, they resist stains and will not harbor harmful bacteria, for a confidently clean kitchen.
  • Quartz countertops are durable & long lasting.

Further Considerations:

  • Seams may be visible in strong patterns.
  • Chipping and cracking can occur from heavy items or extreme heat.
  • Quartz, like other manufactured surfaces, is usually more expensive than granite due to the specialized manufacturing process.


Porcelain countertops are made from a mixture of clay and other natural materials, which are then fired at high temperatures to create a dense, durable surface. 

  • Porcelain is produced in large slabs, so each slab is unique. There are many colours and patterns available, and the unique features of each slab are often appreciated by customers who want a distinctive look.
  • Porcelain is highly durable and can last for many years under normal use, with little maintenance required.
  • Unlike granite, porcelain is non-porous, so it doesn’t require sealing or resealing.

Further Considerations:

  • Seams may be visible in some patterns.
  • Although porcelain is durable, it may chip or crack from heavy impacts or extreme temperatures.
  • Porcelain is not absorbent, so it resists stains from liquids and oils. In case of a stain, it can be easily removed with a cleaning solution that is appropriate for porcelain.


Granite is a natural stone with a wide array of colours and patterns. You’ll find more than 75 styles on display in the Progressive Countertop Strathroy warehouse.

  • Granite is mined as a single large slab, so each slab is unique.
  • There is a wide selection of colours and patterns available and each slab’s unique characteristics are often appealing to customers who are looking for a statement piece.
  • Granite is naturally durable and stands the test of time under normal use.
  • While it requires sealing, Progressive Countertop’s granite countertops are pre-sealed when installed & resealing is simple.

Further Considerations:

  • Seams may be visible in strong patterns.
  • Chipping and cracking can occur from heavy items or extreme heat.
  • By its nature, granite is absorbent. If not properly sealed, or left unsealed it could absorb oil that will leave a permanent stain. However, should a stain occur, there are treatments to remove those stains.


Dekton countertops are made from a unique blend of over 20 natural minerals extracted from the earth and compressed. Ultracompact and uniform, they are extremely strong. 

  • The manufacturing process of Dekton involves the use of advanced technology that allows the sintering of mineral particles, resulting in their strong bonding with each other.
  • There are many colors and patterns available, and the unique features of each slab are often appreciated by customers who want a distinctive look.
  • Dekton’s versatility makes it suitable for any application, including residential and commercial interiors and exteriors.
  • Dekton surfaces are created using an exclusive press capable of generating 25,000 tons of uniform pressure. The result of this ultracompaction process is that Dekton has almost no porosity and no micro-defects that can cause tensions or weak points.

Further Considerations:

  • Sintered stone slabs are heavy and require careful handling. They should be installed by experienced professionals who have the necessary skills and equipment to handle the weight and size of the slabs.
  • While sintered stone is highly resistant to stains, it is not completely stain-proof. Some substances like oil, wine, or coffee can still leave stains if they are not cleaned up immediately.

Durable and Resilient

Progressive Countertop is a leader in fabrication and installation of natural stone counter tops in Southwestern Ontario. Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality workmanship and natural granite stone selection while keeping our products affordable.