How to Choose the Best Countertop Material for Your Remodeled Kitchen


If you are looking to revamp your kitchen countertop, there are a number of outstanding options to choose from. You can personalize your design by doing some creative mixing with various textures, patterns, and colors. But how do you choose the best countertop material for your remodeled kitchen? We’ve compiled some simple tips to help you decide.

When choosing countertop material you have to consider several important factors that we will examine below. Your countertop creates a line in your kitchen. It’s the separation line between the walls and the cabinetry. It should flow nicely with the rest of the kitchen and be complemented by a variety of factors including flooring, wall color, and decor.

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  • Affordable: Laminate tops the list of affordable countertop materials. These countertops are available in a range of colors and designs, and are very durable. Laminate has been known to last for many years, yet is a good choice for a more disposable or temporary option as well.
  • Eco-friendly: Recycled glass countertops are eco-friendly options made of recycled mirrors, glass, or bottles. They are more expensive to install, but are strong, durable, and easy to care for. However, not all glass countertops are created equal, so be sure to do your research about the materials, before making your purchase.
  • Durable: If you are looking for a durable option with a wide range of shapes, colors, and styles, tile is an excellent choice. Tile has been the standard bearer for kitchen countertops for many years. Ceramic and stone are popular, affordable alternatives where slate and other types of natural stone are more expensive.
  • Low Maintenance: Laminate and recycled glass also makes the list of maintenance-free surfaces. Quartz and solid surface are also good options. They can all be easily wiped clean, which means no buffing or polishing is necessary.
  • Elegant: If you want countertops that are elegant and beautiful above everything else, granite and marble win hands down. Both provide a timeless beauty that simply cannot be beaten. Quartz is generally a little less expensive than granite or marble, but it is just as durable and can be just as elegant.

Choosing the best countertop material depends not only on your design scheme, but also on your specific expectations. You can use this simple guide to review the various countertops available, and make the choice that’s right for you. Give us a call at Laurie’s Certified Construction at 802-862-4754, and we’ll help you choose the best countertop material for your kitchen remodeling project.