Depending on your budget, style, and needs, you can build the perfect counter for your new kitchen. These are some great countertop materials for you to consider.
Granite ($40 to $100 per square foot)
Granite is still considered one of the top must-have home features, according to real estate agents, and my customers request it frequently. Its natural beauty often is eye-popping, and granite easily fits in any style kitchen. Granite is tough – it resists cracks and chips, and you can place a hot pan on it without damage.
Quartz ($40 to $100 per square foot)
Quartz counters are actually a mix of resin and crushed quartz stone. This creates the look of real granite, but is much tougher. It’s stain- and bacteria-resistant, and it doesn’t require sealing.
Tile ($5 to $30 per square foot)
Tile can look sophisticated or quirky, making them a great versatile countertop material. Tile is tough and easy to clean. It resists cuts, stains, and heat. And if a tile cracks, it’s easily replaced.
Laminate ($10 to $40 per square foot)
Laminates are a paper-plastic product that tops several layers of Kraft paper with a resin impregnated with near infinite colors and patterns. Laminate is very affordable and can mimic everything from wood to granite.