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What Kitchen Countertop is Best for My Home?

It’s often said that the kitchen is the “heart of the home.” It brings the family together over meals, is where most gatherings occur, and ultimately is where you likely spend the most time (especially if you’re the cook in the house!) If you’re remodeling or redesigning your kitchen, nailing down every detail perfectly, from the colors to the materials to appliances used to create the kitchen of your dreams can be a challenge. One of the first things you’ll want to consider is what material you’ll choose for your countertops. This can make a big difference in the overall aesthetic appeal and functionality of your kitchen. Below we’re going to explain in detail some of the most popular materials used for kitchen countertops, and the characteristics of each that may help you choose which is right for your space. 

Granite Countertops

Granite is one of the most commonly used materials for kitchen countertops. Their rich, luxurious look combined with functionality makes them a great choice. Made of natural stone, they’re scratch and stain-resistant, heat resistant, and can withstand the general wear and tear from everyday use. Granite is available both in polished slabs or tile, both of which add a unique touch to your space. They’re also an earth-friendly material and add value to your home. You can’t go wrong with granite countertops, no matter what your style.  

Quartz Countertops

Another extremely durable material, Quartz can withstand the heat of the kitchen; From hot pots to serrated knives, abrasive pads, and spills, quartz countertops are made to last. There are many options for design with quartz, as it comes in a variety of colors and patterns that look similar to granite or marble. Quartz is also a low-maintenance material, making it all the more appealing to homeowners. 

Laminate Countertops 

If you’re looking for a highly affordable option, laminate countertops offer a great range of options. They’re available in many different colors and styles to match your space and mimic some of the pricier materials like natural stone or tile. It’ll give you the look you desire at a more affordable price. 

Contact Tri-state Kitchens 

Choosing a material for your kitchen countertops is not a decision that should be taken lightly. At Tri-State Kitchens, we specialize in kitchen countertop installation and can assist in your search to find just the right countertops for your space. Contact us today to learn more about what we offer and our kitchen remodeling services in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts!