Which Countertop is Best for Kitchens?
Since kitchens are such high traffic areas in the home, countertop material matters. When considering a countertop for your kitchen, it’s helpful to prioritize functionality, aesthetics, and budget as each can help guide you on which material and style will best suit your space.
Generally speaking, granite, marble, quartz, and solid surfaces such as Dekton are all popular choices for kitchens. Each has a multitude of colors, finishes, and thickness to find the ideal match for your space. Even though Dekton is an engineered stone, there are colors and textures available that look like marble, granite, or quartz, even wood-like styles as well.
How this countertop fits in with your daily routine is a major consideration. With butcher block, concrete, and marble, extra care is needed on a regular basis, particularly when it comes to spills. Dekton, granite, tile, and quartz, on the other hand, are more forgiving when it comes to heat, scratches, and spills. Laminate lies somewhere in between. It’s resistant to spills and cleans easily, but heat damages laminate quickly.
When it comes to cost, butcher block and laminate are the most affordable options, though they don’t add to the value of your home. Tile is also a cost-saving option, depending on the style and whether you install it yourself. Stone materials such as quartz, granite, marble add value and tend to last longer than laminate or butcher block, given the natural strength and properties inherent with stone.