Choosing the Best Countertop Surface for Your Lifestyle

Taking on a kitchen remodel is a big endeavor both in time and finances. For that reason, when making decisions about the design you want to feel confident that you are making the right one. However, there are so many choices to make that the process can become overwhelming and unenjoyable. That’s why we’re giving you some tips in making one of the most important design choices for your new kitchen—the countertop.

Here we will break down the four most popular countertop styles and walk you through the pros and cons of each, helping you to decide which will be best for your big project.


Granite is perhaps the most popular choice for countertops in kitchen redesign. Not only is the stone durable and timeless, but it also comes in a variety of colors and patterns as well. The biggest pro for granite countertops is that they are VERY durable and have the ability to last the homeowner decades. They can withstand hot pans and sharp knives as well. The cons of granite countertops are that they can stain if certain liquids or elements are left on them for too long, and it is hard to find a granite that looks the same if you are in need of a repair.


Marble is a classic stone that adds the feeling of luxury to any home kitchen. Because of its beauty and style, many homeowners who have their sights set on a luxury kitchen redesign will choose marble for their countertops. However, there are reasons other than beauty to choose marble. Compared to other countertop choices, marble is surprisingly one of the most affordable. On top of that it clean and bright, which makes a kitchen look larger and more appealing to most people. Unfortunately, if you are worried about stains or scratches marble is probably not the stone for you. Its porous surface allows for easy scratches and stains which can be hard to buff out or clean.


Last but certainly not least, there is quartz. Quartz can be a beautiful design choice that keeps a kitchen looking clean and well-kept. Many people choose to buy quartz because it is the most durable countertop available. It stands up to scratches and stains, and unlike granite countertop, it requires no annual sealing. However, if you are looking for a cost-friendly option, you should probably steer clear of quartz. Compared to granite and marble quartz is the most expensive.

No matter what countertop choice you make for your kitchen redesign, be sure to consult with a professional before you cut or install. One mistake has the potential to be very costly. Call Beltway Builders today and we will be happy to help!