Our Different Countertop Types: A Brief Outline

When you’re remodeling, there are many different countertop types to choose from. At Marble Unlimited, we offer granite, marble, quartzite, soapstone, limestone, and quartz countertops.

Granite is one of the most popular natural stones because it’s attractive, hardy, and timeless. This stone performs well in indoor and outdoor kitchens—as long as it has a good coat of sealant, and it can last for generations. In regard to durability, granite is resistant to heat, stains, and scratches.


Marble is the peak of sophistication. It is a porous natural stone, which makes the sealing routine all the more important. Marble is susceptible to scratching thanks to its soft nature, but it can still last for many years if it’s taken care of the right way.


Quartzite is an extremely hard and durable material. If you want the look of marble without the upkeep, quartzite is your best bet. It can mirror the look of marble, but it can also be used in busy kitchens that might be too much for a marble slab to handle.


Even though it is softer than marble, soapstone is a durable material. It is known best for its milky look and the fact that it has a soap-like texture. This material is easy to clean, unique, and even though it can be vulnerable to scratching, scratches are easy to remove with light sanding or mineral oil.


Limestone is a porous stone that is known for its bright aesthetics. Much like soapstone, it is also a soft natural stone, which means that you should maintain a sealing routine and avoid acidic substances in order to maintain its integrity.


Quartz is an engineered stone that is naturally nonporous, meaning that it doesn’t require sealant. It is known for its uniform designs and seamless patterns, which many people prefer over the unpredictability of natural stone.

Our Countertop Selections

Between granite, marble, quartzite, soapstone, limestone, and quartz, there isn’t a bad option in our showroom. Get in touch with Marble Unlimited so we can set up a consultation and introduce you to our materials.

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Tiffani Mcclellan
a year ago
Marble Unlimited did a amazing job on my granite. They were fast, courteous and got the job done with no issues. The crew they sent out was clean and professional. Good job guys!
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Anissa Hager
6 months ago
So thankful for Jennifer and Marble Unlimited. They quickly saved my project when i failed to secure granite for a project we had at our home. From the first interaction, Jennifer was top notch and completely helped me quickly get the granite i needed. They really did it in less than a week. That service time from contact, to selection, to install is unheard of in today's market...yet Marble Unlimited did just that in 7 days. So very thankful for them. Prices were great as well. THANK YOU!!!
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Karen Pagani
5 months ago
Everyone at Marble Unlimited exceeded my expectations and I am so very happy with how our new quartz countertops for our kitchen and laundry room came out. Everything from picking out the stone from all the many slabs they had to choose from, to receiving quotes, to the attention to detail in the measuring, and to the final installation(installers were awesome) was above and beyond. I highly recommend Marble Unlimited.
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4 months ago
I am reviewing Marble Unlimited, which is in Hillsborough, NC. I chose a beautiful quartzite material from their stock, for our kitchen countertops, and I am completely delighted with the results. Our kitchen looks very sophisticated, and we get complements all the time. Thank you, Marble Unlimited for a job well done.
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George Entenman
10 months ago
There's nothing like looking at huge slices of granite and marble in their stockyard behind the showroom. No samples will ever give you such a good idea of what you are buying. Daniel and the men working with the countertops seem to have some aesthetic feeling and love for the product. They were willing to work with us to give us this not quite finished countertop and mountain-themed backsplash.
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