How to Choose Countertops for Your Kitchen

Danny Lipford with granite kitchen countertop.
Danny Lipford with granite kitchen countertop.

A wide range of countertop materials are available today, from plastic laminate and solid surface to tile and natural stone, in many colors and patterns. Plastic laminate is the least expensive while a tile countertop can make a good DIY project.

Natural stone, like granite, is durable though expensive. Since stone is porous, it needs to be sealed periodically to prevent staining. Man made quartz is another option that’s both durable and maintenance free.


  1. I’m trying to decide what kind of material to use for my kitchen. I didn’t realize that you could get quartz countertops! I like that they are both beautiful as well as maintenance free. I’ll have to give that a try!

    • Hi, Nora,
      We can’t provide individual product recommendations due to the high volume of mail we receive, and constantly changing inventory, but we encourage checking your local home center, asking questions and ensuring the product matches your needs.
      Good luck!


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