Your Guide to Countertops - a Breakdown of Materials and which is best for your Kitchen

Updated: Oct 9

If you've ever remodeled your home (or are starting to), then you know that there is a lot that goes into remodeling and designing a kitchen. With all the material choices and color combinations, it can be confusing and overwhelming. One of the most important choices when it comes to your kitchen is your countertop material. There are a variety of options out there and you want to make sure you are getting the one to best suit your space and your home needs.

Working in the interior design industry, I've witnessed all the different types of materials people use for their kitchen countertops, as well as the benefits and setbacks from their selections. Want to understand what countertop choice is best for you? Keep reading for the breakdown of the top kitchen countertop materials and their perks.



The number one countertop choice of recent years, quartz is a popular choice (and for good reason). An engineered stone, it contains quartz particles mixed with other minerals. Because of it being a man-made countertop, Quartz can come in a variety of looks and styles, even mimicking natural stones like granite and marble. It's engineered to be highly resistant to water and heat damage, as well as scratching and staining. Also for the avant garde design enthusiasts, it can be custom-made into any size/shape.

Pros: variety of looks, durable, heat and stain resistant

Cons: costly

Costs: $$-$$$