countertops

Today, you’ll find kitchen countertops made of everything from laminate to stainless steel to concrete. While variety abounds, solid surface countertops have become a clear favorite among homeowners for their appearance, performance and value.

Solid surface countertops are resistant to heat, scratches, mold and mildew, making them ideal for the kitchen. Those made of engineered stone let you enjoy the look of natural granite or quartz, but at a more affordable price, and without the need for regular sealing.

  • Granite Countertops
  • Quartz Countertops
  • Solid Surface Countertops
  • Ceramic Tile Countertops
  • Wood Countertops
  • Laminate Countertops
  • Stainless Steel Countertops
Select a material type to view photos above Natural Granite Natural Quartz Solid Surface Ceramic Tile Wood Laminate Stainless Steel & Copper
Smooth Surface yes yes yes no yes yes yes
Durability 3 3 3 2 1 1 3
Heat Resistance 3 3 2 3 3
Water Resistance 2 3 3 2 1 2 3
Bacteria Resistance 3 3 3 2 1 2 3
Scratch/Chip Resistance 3 3 2 1 1 1
Stain Resistance 3 3 3 2 1 3
Low Mainenance 1 3 3 2 1 3 3
Invisible Seams 1 1 3 2 2 2 1
Color/Style Options 1 1 2 3 1 3 1
Consistant Color/Pattern 1 2 3 3 1 3 3
Cost $$$ $$ $$ $ $$ $ $$$
Description Natural Granite countertops are made from natural stone. Natural Quartz is an engineered surface that combines naturally occurring quartz with high-strength polymer resins and colored pigments. Solid Surface countertops are a solid acrylic or acrylic polyester blended material. Ceramic tiles are made from ceramic material. Wood countertops are typically made from butcher block material. Laminate countertops are made of a particleboard core, layered with tough bonded plastic. Stainless Steel and Copper countertops are made from those metals.
Ideal for Placing hot items directly on the countertop Heavy duty cooking and low maintenance Easy maintenance -- scratches can be sanded out Creating your own custom design A rustic look that can easily be used for food preparation A cost effective alternative with many design choices A germ-resistant industrial look