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Kitchen Countertop Materials to Consider

By January 31, 2022 February 14th, 2022 No Comments

There are tons of options when it comes to picking out countertop material. Because there are so many options to choose from, it can honestly be a little overwhelming of a decision to make. There are multiple things to consider with your countertops, starting from being exposed to water, heat, sharp knives, so you must choose a countertop that can handle all exposures. Here are a few countertop materials to consider for your dream kitchen.


Marble isn’t only stunning for your countertops, it’s durable as well. This high-end natural stone is offered in several different colors. While marble is durable, you need to remember that marble isn’t stain-resistant. However, marble is excellent for activities such as making homemade pasta and baking. If you are considering marble, white marble is a beautiful and classic choice.


There are so many color options when it comes to choosing a granite countertop. For example, if you would like to have a dramatic countertop, you can choose a vibrant blue, whereas if you’re looking for more of a moody-themed kitchen, you may choose a midnight black. Granite is, in fact, stain-resistant and gives off a polished and glossy look.


This high-end and luxurious material is highly durable and functional for your kitchen. While quartz is more expensive than others, there are many pros to choosing quartz for your countertops. First, you get a luxurious look, low maintenance as you only need soap and water to clean, no need to seal, heat resistant, stain-resistant, and does not scratch. In addition, there are a variety of colors to select from, which means you can choose the perfect shade that goes perfect with your kitchen.


If you are looking for a budget-friendly option, concrete countertops are a great choice. You get durability and a trendy look to your kitchen. The great thing about concrete is it can be custom-sized and shaped, while other materials are often limited to the colors and styles are available. Concrete countertops are becoming trendier and give your kitchen an industrial look.


Wood is an excellent option for countertops. They not only give you an elegant but rustic look, are durable, and have a great aesthetic. Using dark wood will give you that elegant feel when against light-colored cabinets, while lighter-colored wood goes beautifully with dark-colored cabinets. When choosing wood, you want to make sure your cabinets have a nice contrast to the color of wood you choose. Another trend people are doing with wood countertops is mixing them with stone. A great example is that they may use wood for the island countertop and a stone for the perimeter counters. This makes wood a good option as you can do a lot with it.

It’s important to research the different options of materials for your countertops. At Artisan Builders, we are happy to assist you in choosing what will best fit your lifestyle and the aesthetics of your dream kitchen. Contact us today!