Countertop Materials


Choosing the right material for your bathroom or kitchen countertop is actually a very important decision. After all, the countertop material is going to be there for many years, and will have a profound effect on the value of your home going forward.

Different choice in countertop materials

In this section of the Countertop Guides website, we want to share the most popular countertop materials being installed in homes today. If you don't see the type of material you were looking for listed below, let us know so we can get it added as quick as possible.


Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are some of the most elegant, richest kitchen countertops available.  They are among the most expensive, too.  Granite is a natural stone with outstanding strength and other strong

speckled quartz countertop corner

Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are also known as Engineered stone countertops to differentiate them from natural stone countertops.  Most are made from a high concentration (93%) of quartz crystals, a natural substance,

dark laminate countertop on white cabinets

Laminate Countertops

Laminate countertops remain a very popular option for many kitchens and bathrooms because they are affordable and come in the widest possible range of colors and patterns.  These kitchen and

beige tone concrete countertop

Concrete Countertops

Concrete countertops are one of the newest types of kitchen and bathroom countertops offered.  New innovations in the way concrete is formulated means that modern concrete countertops are relatively light

Light colored recycled glass countertop

Recycled Glass Countertops

Recycled glass countertops and those made from other types of glass have a unique, beautiful appearance that goes very well in homes with a with a variety of designs. Depending

Butcherblock Countertop

Butcherblock Countertops

Butcherblock countertops and other wood countertops remain a popular choice in kitchens especially, though some woods are used in bathroom countertops too.  Butcher block counters are excellent for food preparation

marble counter slice

Marble Countertops

Marble is a beautiful addition for a kitchen or bathroom countertop and are certainly one of the most elegant materials you can choose for any home.  They are an elite


Solid Surface Countertops

Solid surface countertops are a fairly new type of surface being used in kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects.  As the name implies, they are made from solid synthetic material which

Countertop Tile and Backsplash

Tile Countertops

Tile countertops are being produced using ceramic tile, glass tile and porcelain tile. Tile is one of the most versatile materials because it comes in a nearly-endless variety of styles,


Eco Friendly Countertops

Eco friendly countertops are growing in popularity because they do as much for your kitchen or bathroom as they do for the environment. Today, a myriad of choices is available,

Volcanic Lava Stone

Lava Countertops

Lava countertops are uniquely beautiful and highly functional. They have all the top characteristics homeowners look for in kitchen and bathroom countertops for remodeling or new construction. Lava countertops are

Recycled Glass in Resin

Resin Countertops

Resin countertops for the kitchen and bathroom have a lot to offer in the way of beauty and durability. These solid surface countertops can be produced any standard length, with

Antique Barn Wood Reclaimed Countertop

Reclaimed Wood Countertops

When you select reclaimed wood for your countertops, you do more than help the environment by keeping the wood out of the waste stream. You choose a countertop material that

Stainless Steel Kitchen Countertops

Stainless Steel Countertops

Stainless steel combines elegant beauty with outstanding practical benefits for the kitchen or bathroom. With so many large kitchen appliances now featuring stainless steel finishes, you can select countertops to

Porcelain Countertops

Porcelain Countertops

Porcelain is the material of choice for bathroom fixtures, but does it make sense for countertops? While porcelain countertops might be a new idea for many, and one that takes

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