Choosing a Countertop Type for Your Kitchen Remodel
April 06, 2015

Choosing a Countertop Type for Your Kitchen Remodel

One of the most enjoyable aspects of remodeling your kitchen is the ability to customize. As the homeowner, you dictate the entire look of your kitchen, from the cabinet handles to the flooring. These days, one of the biggest decisions homeowners have to make in regard to their kitchen remodel is the type of countertops to install. There are many options for homeowners, but not all will be a great fit for your new kitchen, or the people who are going to use it. The experts at Striking Remodels by Bell can review your countertop choices with you, then install them correctly the first time around so that you can enjoy them for years. If you are ready for a new kitchen, call us today!

Countertop Types

Here is a general overview of some of the types of countertops available for your kitchen remodel:


Granite is very popular, and for some good reasons: it is beautiful, comes in a wide range of natural colors, and stands up to heat, knife nicks and wear and tear. However, it can be expensive and requires periodic sealing to avoid staining.


Corian is a popular solid, non-porous surface that comes in a wide range of colors, including vibrant and designer palettes. There are no seams with Corian, as it is cut in single pieces, giving it a smooth look. Corian is not resistant to heat and knife nicks, although these can be sanded out, and while it doesn?t look like natural stone, it can be almost as costly.


Quartz, also known as engineered quartz, is a solid surface product created with resin and quartz chips. The color is added as a tint, so there is a good range of color when it comes to using quartz in a kitchen. Quartz won?t stain and is heat resistant, but not heat proof.


Marble gives a classic, timeless look to any kitchen, and if you love to bake, marble is a great countertop for it. However, unlike granite, marble will scratch and chip, and it can also stain, even with regular sealing.


Tile can add color and texture to a kitchen, making it pop. It is also very heat resistant, typically won?t stain and won?t get nicked by knives. The drawbacks of using tile is that you can have an uneven counter surface and unsealed grout can become dirty and host bacteria.


Laminate is a blend of paper, resin and particle board. Today?s laminates have come a long way, providing kitchens with a natural stone or wood look. This type of countertop is inexpensive, easy to maintain and lightweight, but it can be worn down by heat, scratching and staining.

As you can see, there are a lot options from which to choose your new countertops, and the experts at Striking Remodels by Bell are here to assist you every step of the way. Call us today, and schedule an appointment for your metro Denver home!