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Countertop Materials 101: Finding the Best Surface for Your Kitchen and Bathroom

Choosing the right countertop material is crucial for the design and functionality of your kitchen and bathroom. With a variety of materials available, it can be challenging to decide which one is best suited for your needs. Here's a rundown of popular countertop materials to help you make an informed decision.


Granite countertops are highly sought after for their beauty and uniqueness. Each slab is different, providing a one-of-a-kind look that can elevate any kitchen or bathroom. Granite is also very durable, resistant to heat, and if sealed properly, can be stain resistant.


Quartz is an engineered stone that has become extremely popular due to its durability and the wide range of colors available. It’s non-porous, which makes it highly resistant to staining and very easy to maintain. Unlike natural stone, it doesn’t require sealing.


Marble is prized for its timeless beauty. While it’s more porous and softer than granite, which means it can scratch and stain more easily, many choose marble for its classic, warm look that ages gracefully with proper care.


Laminate countertops offer an economical choice with a wide range of colors and patterns available, including designs that mimic wood, stone, and even quartz. While not as durable as stone, modern laminates are much more resistant to stains and scratches than in the past.

Solid Surface

Made from acrylic, polyester, or a blend, solid surface countertops offer seamless construction and a wide variety of colors and finishes. They can be easily repaired and buffed if scratched.

Butcher Block

Butcher block adds warmth and natural beauty to a kitchen. It requires regular maintenance, including oiling to prevent drying and cracking, but can offer a long-lasting functional work surface if cared for properly.

Choosing the right countertop material depends on your aesthetic preference, budget, and how you use your kitchen and bathroom. At Norman’s Floorcovering, we offer a wide variety of countertop materials to suit every need and design preference. Contact us today to find the perfect surface for your kitchen and bathroom renovation projects.

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