Kitchen countertops: Q&A

Countertop selections range from traditional to rare, exceptionally food safe to showy, sustainable and recyclable, innovative or conventional, opulent or creative.

The choices may seem overwhelming, but our FREE Kitchen Countertop Buyer’s Guide can help you find the material best suited to your needs and style.

Kitchen Countertop Buyer's Guide
The FREE Kitchen Countertop Buyer’s Guide from the team at Housetrends will answer these questions and more:

Are granite countertops still the most popular choice?

Most upscale kitchens use granite, but other natural stones include marble, and soapstone. More exotic materials include onyx, limestone, sandstone, and lava stone. See the pros and cons of granite and natural stone.

Are wood countertops too high maintenance?

Wood countertops are a fun and practical material in the kitchen no matter what wood is selected. They are easy to refinish making them highly durable and sustainable. Check out some of the woods being used in great kitchens.

What’s the latest exciting trend in countertops?

Glass countertops with under lighting are show-stoppers and ideal for smaller sections. And it’s hard to beat the industrial look of the concrete countertops paired with wood. Discover the pros and cons of both.

More questions?

Browse the spaces below, request our FREE Kitchen Countertop Buyer’s Guide, or get in touch with one of our countertop professionals. We’re here to get you the answers you need!

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