What Materials Should You Choose for Your Countertops?

Countertops Materials
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Having a room makeover can be an exciting time. You cannot wait to see what everything is going to look like pulled together, and you have the perfect aesthetic in your mind, but you need to consider the more practical factors when choosing the parts that make up a room too. This is especially true for parts such as countertops. Yes, you want them to look beautiful, but you also want them to be sturdy, hygienic, and to last a long time, because who wants to redo their countertops every couple of years?

This piece will take a look at some of the different materials you can get for countertops and help you decide which material might be the best choice for you.


Granite is one of the more popular materials when it comes to countertops because of its durability and longevity. It might not always be classed as one of the more luxurious materials to use, but that does not mean it cannot look beautiful either. It comes in a variety of stunning colors, all with their own unique patterns, which can really add to the look of the room. Granite stands the test of time when it comes to being heat, scratch, and cut resistant, and is also extremely hygienic when sealed, which means it is great to use in the kitchen.

That being said, something to consider with granite is that it will need resealing from time to time to keep its resilient properties, so bear that in mind for maintenance.


Quartz is another fantastic option for countertop material, as it is extremely durable and will last you for the rest of your life. It can come in a variety of colors and patterns, similar to granite, and offers a stunning finish for any room. Its durability is also unmatched, as it can stand cuts, scrapes, abrasive pads, hot pots, and pans, and is also resistant to most stains, which makes it a brilliant material to choose for chefs, those with children, and basically anyone else that does not want high maintenance countertops. They can practically look after themselves, though they can sometimes be prone to chipping on the corners, which will require a professional to fix. Also, it is worth considering that they are at the higher end of the price range for countertops, but you will never have to buy them again. For the best quartz countertops, be sure to buy from a reputable company that has rave reviews and products that have stood the test of time.

Butchers Block

A butcher’s block is a traditional, well-loved countertop made from wood slabs, which are naturally antibacterial and offer a rustic look to your home. This is one of the lower-cost options for countertops, and you do get great value for your money too. While it is easily marked and stained, it is also easily fixed too. All it needs is sanding down to make it look good as new again, though it is worth mentioning that the material is porous, so it is best kept away from sinks and other places where there might be a lot of liquid as mold could grow.

Alexander James
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