When it comes to installing new countertops, there are many different types to choose from that it can be a daunting task to select the style that is perfect for your kitchen. In this post, we’ll cover the most popular choices so you can make the most informed decision. Great counters can really tie the kitchen together, so choosing wisely is key for your kitchen aesthetic.

Kitchen Countertop Options

While there are more than just these varieties detailed below, here are the most popular picks among our customers and staff.

Granite

When you don’t want to spend too much time thinking about what material to go with, granite is always a solid choice. Elegant yet simple, it is undoubtedly the most purchased countertop material for any kitchen. Even the most modest kitchen can be enhanced with the inclusion of this beautiful stone. Because it is so widespread and purchased, the price has come down dramatically from where it used to be a luxury item, making it available for any budget.

Well-done granite counters will last you a lifetime if well maintained. A tough and durable material, it won’t chip or crack like others. No matter the motif of your kitchen, you can find a color to match with nearly 3,000 different granite colors available.

Engineered Stone

This is probably the second-most widely used material for installing new kitchen countertops. Made of a 93% quartz composite, it has an advantage over granite in that there even more color varieties available. This nonporous material is scratch resistant and durable, lasting you a lifetime and beyond. When you want to put in countertops in your kitchen, you want them to last and not need to be replaced – this is a material that will give you that assurance, all while sporting a beautiful look. It is also very easy to care for and maintain.

The only drawback, as opposed to granite countertops, is it can be expensive (but well worth the investment if it is in your budget).

Ceramic Tile

Easy to clean and durable, all while being one of the most affordable options available, ceramic countertops are a great choice for those who want a simple look and keep a project on a budget. As the tiles come in squares that are laid out in a gridlike pattern, even the most novice homeowner can install this material themselves. That saves the homeowner money while giving the satisfaction of a fun a DIY project.

While inexpensive and easy to install, it does come with its drawbacks. Not as durable as other materials, ceramic tile is prone to chipping and cracking, as well as providing an uneven surface due to the piecemeal nature of it. While plain, solid tiles can be affordable, ceramic tiles with elaborate designs can become expensive.

When selecting a material for your kitchen countertops, it is important to keep in mind your budget, the color and style you are looking for, as well as the durability and longevity needed. Above are just a few of the myriad of countertop options available to you. We encourage you to browse around this site or visiting one of our showrooms and we’ll be more than happy to help you find the best look for your home.