The Top 10: Which Countertop Material Is Right For You?

Choosing a countertop is one of the most exciting and one of the most debated parts of a kitchen remodel. The cabinets and the countertop are the bones of your kitchen, they lay the foundation for the look and feel you create in your kitchen. Laminate used to be the revolutionary countertop material, then Corian and now granite.
For many clients, making a unique statement is important; for others ease of care and cleaning is top on their priority list. AK advises our clients to consider their lifestyle, how they use their kitchen, how long they want the countertop to retain it's 'like new' quality and the kind of upkeep they're willing to give it before they make a decision on material.
We have many important pros & cons for the top 10 most popular kitchen countertops:
Concrete Countertops - Would they work in your kitchen?
Wood Countertops - Would they work in your kitchen?
Soapstone Countertops - Would they work in your kitchen?
Ceramic Tile Countertops - Would they work in your kitchen?
Granite Countertops - Would they work in your kitchen?
Marble Countertops - Would they work in your kitchen?
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  • WILLIAM WILLIAM on Jul 30, 2019

    I want to do my countertops in epoxy, where do I start n how much does it cost

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  • Paul Langley Paul Langley on Mar 21, 2016
    This is some really great information for anyone looking at replacing their countertops. Choosing the right style and material is very important, and I agree that it's important to consider your lifestyle when making a decision. It's important that it looks right in your kitchen, but it may be that what looks best isn't right for how you would use it. Thanks so much for writing!

  • Lucy Stone Lucy Stone on Jun 24, 2016
    This is going to sound very old school, but I've had a variety ofcounter tops, laminate, tile, granite, etc. But I always loved my mother's Formica. Weird, huh. When I moved into my retirement tiny house both the kitchen counter in the bathroom counter where is a marble like formica top. I was ecstatic!It's in great shape and looks a little retro . Got a better price on the house because they thought I wanted to go upgrade.