6 Popular Materials for Kitchen Countertops
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6 Popular Materials for Kitchen Countertops

It can get overwhelming when you start looking at all the different materials used for kitchen countertops in your home. Picking the right one can feel like a daunting task because the material will influence the rest of the kitchen's aesthetic, so you want something that not only looks good but is durable and works with your budget. So TLC Remodeling has gathered some of the most popular kitchen countertop materials available on the market to find which will work best for your needs.


Soapstone is made from mineral talc, which can mimic the feeling of the smoothness of soap. The colors can range from a medium gray to green; over time, they will turn to a deeper charcoal color. It is a popular choice in laboratories because it is resistant to hazards like bacteria and chemicals, making it an ideal addition to any kitchen.


Any home remodeling project you choose will involve picking materials that reflect your style, and when it comes to your countertops, granite has become a popular option due to its aesthetics. It is also a natural stone, so every piece has a unique pattern and shading with blue and gray hues. It's also one of the most durable options out there; once it has been sealed properly and can start as low as $50 per square foot and up depending on the slab and the level of installation difficulty.

Butcher Block

Butcher block and wood countertops offer any kitchen space a warm and earthy aesthetic. This option is easy to maintain, can be used as a cutting board, comes in many different textures and wood grains, and is seen as a sanitary material.


One of the more unique options on the market is choosing copper. One thing that makes it great is that it is easy to clean and will tarnish as it oxidizes, giving it a truly unique aesthetic. Some copper has antimicrobial properties, which can contribute to a more sanitary option, and it's a green choice because it can be recycled and salvaged from scrap yards.


Tile offers an old-world charm or exudes luxury depending on the cut and the type of tiles you choose. They are one of the more affordable choices, can stand up well against heat, and have easy clean-up and durability that can last for decades.

Plastic Laminate

Plastic laminate is still popular due to its affordability and maintenance-free design. They come in many patterns and colors and are considered one of the other green options available because they use very few resources during manufacturing. In addition, the long-term care is minimal as long as the main topcoat that protects the materials underneath is sealed and cared for properly.

TLC Remodeling, Your Experts in Design

These are just a few of the material options available for your kitchen countertop, and if you are looking for expert assistance with the process, TLC Remodeling is here! We are a family-owned and operated company in Minnesota, and we offer multiple services, including home additions and basement finishing, that our clients are raving about.

Let's elevate your kitchen countertops to the next level with a new and stunning material; contact us online or call at 763-241-8871 today.

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