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Kitchen  /  June 29, 2022

How to Choose a Kitchen Countertop

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Kitchen Renovation Tips: How to Choose a Kitchen Countertop in Rockford, IL, and Nearby Cities

As you begin planning your upcoming kitchen renovation, you will need to pick out a kitchen countertop to go with that new flooring and the new appliances. Kitchen countertops come in many different designs and colors so there are some items to keep in mind while you choose which one is best for you. Let’s see what kind of kitchen countertops there are.


Engineered quartz is durable and non-porous thanks to its combination with resin.


Marble is a natural stone option that is beautiful with a clean modern feel. Marble does scratch if cut on directly and can stain if spills are not cleaned up immediately.


This style matches industrial, farmhouse, or even a modern kitchen. Very durable and a possible DIY project, your concrete will last until your house settles, which can cause cracks and damage to the countertop.


A durable natural stone, its variety of colors is flecked and unique. You can choose from ogee, square, or beveled edges.

Butcher Block

Made of bonded pieces of oak, cherry, walnut, teak, or maple wood. You can cut directly on its surface, but spills will leave stains on the porous surface, and you need a cutting board if the wood is sealed. Unsealed, oil them occasionally.


Create a counter with any color, material, design, and shaped tile. The lines of grout can be difficult to keep clean.

Stainless Steel

Common in commercial kitchens, this is easy to clean but can be dented or scratched easily.


An affordable option for mimicking wood or stone styles, be careful because this one can be damaged by heat.


Natural stone and soft to the touch due to the talc material, this stone is heat, bacteria, and stain-resistant. Oil occasionally.

Choose the kitchen countertop that fits your kitchen’s new theme or look. With many colors and materials to choose from, decide what is best for you. Look at durability versus style and what color you prefer with these helpful kitchen renovation tips.

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