Popular Countertop Materials

In Kitchen Remodeling by Daniel

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.