What is the best counter top in the kitchen

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What is the best counter top in the kitchen and where to get it?


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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 17, 2021

    Hi Susan,


    Based on how you prepare and cook will determine what kind of countertop will be best for you, here is a list of pros and cons of each:


    https://www.consumerreports.org/kitchen-countertops/best-countertops-for-busy-kitchens/#:~:text=Countertop%20Intelligence%201%20Quartz.%20Pros%3A%20It%20mimics%20the,6%20Recycled%20Glass.%20...%207%20Butcher%20Block.%20


    Also, there are ceramic countertops:


    https://cosmosurfaces.com/ceramic-tile-countertops/


    Diy stores (Home Depot and Lowes) have a selection that is pretty good. You can also check out a discount store like Lumber Liquidators, but be careful there, some of their products have imperfections.

  • Everyone has their own preference from granite to laminate. I suggest you visit your local home improvement store to look at them and decide which is best for you.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Jun 17, 2021

    I find that a quartz countertop is the best, it looks like stone, but requires much less maintenance then traditional stone.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 17, 2021

    I have granite but quartz is easier to care for and looks nice too- marbles and any stone countertops require more maintenance and upkeep and they also stain

  • Janice Janice on Jun 17, 2021

    Quartz would be my choice. Granite second. Either is available at home improvement stores and there are different renovation companies that specialize in countertop renos. To get an idea of the cost you can measure the counters in your home and draw a diagram. In fact, you can probably get an on-line calculation from a company who specializes in this. Quartz was cost prohibitive for me!

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 17, 2021

    Hello. It could be a matter of your budget and personal preference. I have had granite the last 21 years and then very pleased with its performance and I’ve had no maintenance issues. Perhaps looking at color and patterns in each type may direct your choice.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 17, 2021

    Hi Susan, it all comes down to personal taste, I have Corian or veneer, it is easier on dropped dishes and flat wear. Stone like marble and granite is long lasting but should be sealed to prevent staining. It also is less forgiving for dropped dishes and glasses. Price is also something to consider. That being said, hope this helps you decide

    https://www.consumerreports.org/kitchen-countertops/best-countertops-for-busy-kitchens/

  • Em Em on Jun 17, 2021

    Granite stains very easily. My island is stone tile and my counter top all around the kitchen is Formica cut by Home Depot to size. I can lay a spoon on it without ever fearing stains even tomato sauce. The stone tile gets the hot pans and pots off of the stove and no worry about ruining the formica top.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 17, 2021

    I have Corian counter tops. They are about 20 years old. They do not stain or scratch (use common sense here). They are easy to clean and you can shine them up using wax which is easily found at Lowes.

    The corian has had hot pots set on it and all sorts of messes dribbled on it and looks almost as good as when it was installed.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 17, 2021

    Hi Susan: I have a laminate countertop. It came with the house 53 years ago and is still in great shape, except for the bit where one of the kids dropped a really heavy 3 cornered Guardian Ware pot on it and made a triangle shaped dent. I should say that they put the pot on the counter while the pot was very hot, softened the laminate, picked up the pot with a thin dish rag, burned their hands, dropped the pot, made the dent :( Thank goodness nothing spilled. Other than that, it's easy to clean, still looks like new and I love it, even though it's turquoise :) That was the fashion back then. So, I'd go with laminate again if I were to change it out, but I love the colour:)


    Good luck

  • Rymea Rymea on Jun 18, 2021

    Quartz is my vote. I love the quartz, hate the tan speckled color we have now. NO crumbs or splls show on it. That's the problem. It always looks clean but is actually grimmy. I can't just wipe up a few spills because I can't see them or the crumbs. To get it clean I have to move everything off clean the ENTIRE surface. If I could redo it I would get white, which is what we had at the last house.

  • Dee Dee on Jun 18, 2021

    I have granite in the kitchen and bath. I used to have Cultured Marble in the bath and laminate in the kitchen. The granite is very easy to take care of but if I had to do it all over I would buy Quartz. Quartz does not need to be resealed, does not stain and comes in beautiful carrera marble patterns.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Jun 19, 2021

    I am a fan of butcherblock. They are easy to DIY and love the natural warmth it adds to a kitchen.

  • Annie Annie on Jun 19, 2021

    Depends on your budget. Standard arborite is the cheapest and very durable. Many more higher end counters available depending on look and budget. Go to home depot and see what they have

  • The “best” is relative and subjective depending on the person and intended use. Look up websites that list the pros and cons of each material and decide what works for you.

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