8 Different Materials for Kitchen Countertops

8 Different Materials for Kitchen Countertops

Your kitchen countertops create a space for sharing, prepping, or even kneading and play a major role in most of the actions in the kitchen. Choosing the right replacement material is crucial because it can affect the aesthetics and function of the space, so TLC Remodeling is here with eight different countertop options to choose from.

1. Laminate

Laminate is not only for kitchen backsplashes any longer because the material is now a popular choice for countertops too. This is one of the most affordable options you can choose from, and the installation may be easier than other options. It comes in multiple different colors and can be customized to fit the aesthetics of your kitchen.

2. Ceramic

Ceramic is a versatile option, and traditionally, the counters are made from individual pieces. It is one of the more inexpensive choices, and it can mimic the look of materials like natural wood and real stone. The material has a long life span ranging from 15 to 20 years and is moisture and heat-resistant making them an ideal option for busy kitchens.

3. Granite

Natural stone is another excellent choice, and granite slabs are a popular design. This material creates an incredibly durable countertop due to how heavy it is while at the same time offering a unique look because no two pieces of granite or similar. It is considered a premium material, and in most situations, no seam on the counter will be required.

4. Marble

This is another natural stone in high demand due to the vein patterns and unique appearance. It  comes in three different cuts, including marble tile, solid slabs, and modular marble, and they all offer unique looks to enhance the style of the kitchen.

Its durability and strength means it can last up to 20 years if cared for properly and is one of the best options for warmer regions because the countertop will always feel cool even in the hotter months.

5. Soapstone

This product is not as well-known as marble or granite, but it has been in use for a long time as a high-quality option. This stone offers a milky and warm look; which can complement other room features without taking away from them. Most commonly, it will come in a gray or white and make the countertops have an antique appearance.

6. Stainless Steel

Stainless steel has been more commonly found in restaurants, but this is changing; because some people install it as a custom-made countertop in their homes. Stainless steel offers a sanitary and germ-resistant environment while creating a commercial kitchen-style look.

7. Wood

If you are looking for a more eco-friendly or sustainable option, picking a wood countertop might be right. It's becoming a remodeling trend to utilize reclaimed wood and repurpose it to create a unique material. It provides an eco-friendly option and creates a rustic and classic look for the space.

8. Quartz

Quartz is a natural mineral made from oxygen and silicone and is the most abundant mineral available. It offers an incredibly durable option that won't chip, crack, or scratch easily and is popular due to a naturally elegant and sleek look.

It works well with any cabinet material or color and most backsplashes and flooring. Quartz also requires little maintenance because it is non-porous, making it more difficult for bacteria and germs to penetrate the surface, and leaving an easy clean-up option.

Streamlined Services Resulting in Stunning Creations

Having a new kitchen countertop installed can improve the room's function and create a look that you will want to show off. When it comes to upgrades, you want experts on your side, and TLC Remodeling Is here with personalized solutions for all our client's projects. We specialize in services in Minnesota, ranging from cabinet restoration to bathroom remodeling that our community knows and trusts.

Your kitchen countertops are an integral part of your day-to-day life, so don't wait any longer to upgrade them. Message us online or call us at 763-241-8871 to schedule a meeting with our design consultants.