Countertop Intelligence. Quartz. Granite. Soapstone, Limestone, and Marble. Laminate. Solid Surfacing. Recycled Glass. Butcher Block.
The kitchen design experts at HGTV.com explain the benefits of 13 of the most popular kitchen countertop materials to help you choose the right one for your kitchen.
If you’re curious, here are the countertop materials most commonly specified bykitchen designers last year, according to the NKBA: Quartz—88% Granite—83% Marble—43% Solid surface—43% Butcher block—35% Other wood—29% Other stone—26% Recycledcountertops—22%
Learn the pros and cons of the top kitchen countertop materials so that you can make the best choice for when you remodel your kitchen.
The most common natural stones used to make countertops include granite, soapstone and slate. Here’s a brief look at each material. Granite, once found only in expensive, high-end kitchens, is more commonplace today and is by far the most popular natural stonecountertop material.
Top Trends in Kitchen Countertop Design. Quartz was introduced as a high-end alternative to granite, check out our granite vs quartz article. Granite a natural rock, has for years dominated the countertop scene especially for homeowners who want something strong, durable and good looking. But it has a …