What You need to know before buying kitchen countertops

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Quartz countertops are highly durable!   They are harder than granite and non-porous making them nearly indestructible.  They can, however, be scorched by excessive heat.


For many years, granite has been the gold standard in countertops for resale value. Like quartz, they are a highly durable stone though they are porous so be careful with things that can stain.

Butcher Block

There aren't many countertop options that can add warmth to your kitchen as Butcher Block counters do.  These do require upkeep in the way of sanding and restaining periodicially.


Corian is a man-made countertop with a feel similar to those of real stone. Because it's manufactured it is more susceptible to damage than natural stone counters.

Carrara Marble

Carrara marble is one of the more luxurious countertop options.  Though classic and beautiful they can be prone to scratching and staining.


Concrete counters are a popular choice among DIY'ers looking to save money.  You can install these yourself for under $500.  Concrete will show imperfections even when professionally poured.


Another affordable option is laminate. Designs have come a long way and styles that mimic marble are available these days.  It's a great way to get the look for less.

Learn more about each of these styles and discover even more countertops options!

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