The Hottest Materials for your Kitchen Countertops

Updating your kitchen? Here are some of the most popular countertop materials for your remodel!


When it comes to updating your kitchen, nothing makes a bold statement quite like beautiful countertops.  With so many choices out there, it can be hard to choose. Here’s a list of the top countertop styles for 2018 sure to make your kitchen really stand out.


  1. Quartz.  Quartz countertops are perfect for any kitchen.  They are non-porous, making them stain, scratch, and heat resistant, and don’t need to be sealed like other materials.  Quartz also comes in a wide variety of patterns and colors, making it versatile for any kitchen.
  2. Polished granite.  Granite is still the number one choice for most kitchens, and for good reason.  With its durability and beautiful appearance, granite can increase the value of your home.  Maintenance for granite is a bit more than quartz and will require you to reseal it every year or so.
  3. Laminate.  Laminate countertops are enjoying a comeback, as newer laminate features appearances like wood, quartz, and stone for much less.  
  4. Wood.  Wood countertops, when properly sealed, make for a great kitchen prep space.  Wood is also heat resistant and budget-friendly.
  5. Marble.  Transform your kitchen into a place for preparing a meal fit for a king!  Marble is a pricier option, and its porous surface can make it stain much easier than other materials.  
  6. Stainless steel.  Stainless steel goes with anything and can make your kitchen look like something from the future.  This material is resistant to bacteria build-up, making this the cleanest kitchen countertop option.
  7. Glass.  Glass can be cut into any shape, perfect for unconventional kitchen designs.  Glass is incredibly versatile and can be made into any color imaginable. Glass is also non-porous, making it extremely hygienic.  
  8. Concrete.  Concrete is a very customizable choice and can give your kitchen an industrial look.  
  9. Soapstone.  This material is non-porous and lightly veined, giving it an almost marble appearance without the marble price tag.  Soapstone is very low maintenance and is bacteria resistant.
  10. Tile.  Tile is a great way to update your kitchen countertops.  With so many different tiles around, you could mix and match to come up with an original design for a fraction of the cost.


Whichever material you choose updating your kitchen countertops is a great way to update a tired kitchen.  Which material is your favorite?

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