Common Countertop Materials: Picking the Right One

The countertop for your kitchen or bath space isn’t always made of the same material. In truth, there’s plenty of countertop materials to choose from, and you need to know their strengths if you want to pick the right one for your home.

In this post, Handyman Connection® of Folsom discusses common countertop materials and their advantages.

Granite Countertops

Granite is the quintessential countertop material, boasting timeless elegance and sheer aesthetics. Though ranking among the most expensive materials, the fact that they’re made of a natural stone gives them outstanding strength that only a few countertop materials can match.

Quartz countertops are a cheaper alternative to granite. While they don’t boast the same strength and durability, they are still made of a naturally occurring material – quartz, which means they’re a cut above the rest in terms of physical performance.

Laminate Countertops

These are affordable countertops, boasting respectable durability and water resistance. Although they can’t match granite and quartz in durability, they come in the widest range of colors and patterns, making them a perfect fit for custom-made kitchen and baths in contemporary homes.

Concrete countertops are an alternative to laminate. They have a similar color and pattern palette to the former, and they’re surprisingly lightweight despite material origins. Concrete countertops are also, unsurprisingly, very durable and require little maintenance to keep it looking good.

Marble Counters

Marble countertops are what you consider “budget” versions of granite although they’re still a premium item. They have similar durability and water resilience, and have a wider color and pattern palette compared to granite. The waterjet design, in particular, is the most popular and arguably aesthetically pleasing.

Tile countertops are a good alternative, and you have a wider choice of materials to choose from, such as glass, ceramic tile and porcelain. Because of this, they’re one of the most versatile countertop materials since you have a near-endless variety of styles to choose from.

Handyman Connection of Citrus Heights can help you decide and install the right kitchen or bath countertops for your home. Fill out our form, or call us today at (916) 250-0048 to learn more about our kitchen and bathroom remodeling services.

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