Are You Familiar with these 5 Common Countertop Materials for the Kitchen?


There is so much to do when you are in the middle of a kitchen remodel and a lot of it has to do with picking out the materials for your floor, cabinets, and even your countertops. Nowadays, there are so many choices available for countertops, but there are five common ones that you need to be familiar with.

Here are the 5 common countertops materials that you need to be familiar with for your kitchen:

  1. Granite: This probably isn’t a surprise to you, as it is the most asked for countertop material available today. This natural material comes polished, which adds an elegant and luxurious look to any kitchen space. The different colors and styles make each piece quite versatile, yet it can be difficult to match slabs for larger kitchens. Granite can be durable, but you will need to be careful and clean up any acidic spills, oils, and wine to prevent it from getting stained.
  2. Marble: Marble can be very expensive, especially when it is used throughout the entire kitchen, but it does give the space a high-end feel. This material is quite soft, which means it can get ruined easily. We normally only recommend using marble in small areas of your kitchen, including spaces where you plan on doing a lot of baking.
  3. Glass: Glass countertops are available in many different colors and the shapes incorporated into them can add visual appeal to your kitchen. This material is expensive, and you will need to be careful of how you use these counters to ensure that you do not break them on accident. However, they are quite easy to keep clean, no matter how many messes you make while cooking and baking.
  4. Quartz: Quartz is similar to granite, but it does not require the maintenance that granite does. This material is heat, scratch, stain, and impact resistant, so there isn’t much that you can do to ruin it. Since this material is also available in a large variety of colors and patterns, it is slowly overcoming granite’s popularity.
  5. Wood: Wooden countertops can bring a rustic appeal into a kitchen, while it can also bring an elegant appeal into a traditional one. As long as you seal your wooden countertops regularly, you will not need to worry about them becoming damaged over time, and any marks will make the wood look natural and beautiful anyway.

These are five of the more common countertop materials that are available, but you should feel free to choose one of the uncommon ones if it meets your wants and needs. We recommend that you keep in mind how you will be using your kitchen space and then pick a countertop material that you can easily keep clean and maintained.

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