NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — For many families, the kitchen is the center of the home, which is why it’s especially important to learn how to make your kitchen rock.

Nicole White, co-founder of The One Team at William Raveis joined News 8 to discuss the most important things to look out for in countertop stones.

  1. Granite — Pros: durable, natural stone, doesn’t scratch or stain, can use heat on this surface and its aesthetically pleasing to most.
    Cons: high price and heavy
  2. Quartz — Pros: durable, not porous and doesn’t stain
    Cons: cannot put heat on this surface
  3. Marble — Pros: timeless and aesthetically pleasing to most
    Cons: scratches easily, very porous and sensitive to acid
  4. Soapstone — Pros: can put heat on it
    Cons: scratches easily, limited colors

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