Kitchens are some of the busiest areas of a home. From the everyday ins and outs to gatherings with family and friends, the kitchen is the center of all the action. Because of this, your kitchen countertops should also be designed to handle the traffic.

When journeying down the path of kitchen countertops, one must begin by deciding which material is best for their needs and requirements. Is your home host to little children, or are you an adult-only household? What is the overall aesthetic of your home? How much time and effort are you willing to invest in your countertops, and so on.

In this article, we’re looking at some of the most popular types of countertops, their pros, and their cons.



Quartz is the ultimate combination of nature and technology, well Caesarstone Quartz at least! Resistant to mold and mildew with its non-porous surface, quartz provides the ideal kitchen countertop with reliability and strength. Low maintenance and a vast array of customization options help as well! However, quartz runs higher on the budget end and is not resistant to heat, so be sure to have many trivets handy.



The favorite among favorites, granite. Granite countertops have been a top choice since the 1970s for a good reason. They’re heat and scratch resistant, don’t harbor bacteria, require little maintenance, add value to your home, and offer homeowner’s the largest selection of unique options. In regards to budget, it depends on the slab you choose, which is ideal for all. Need we say more?

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Another elegant, heat-resistant option is marble. However, when it comes to busy kitchens, this may not be your best option. Marble is porous, meaning that spills need quick attending, or the integrity of the surface can become compromised. A porous surface is also more susceptible to harbor bacteria, mold, and mildew.



The most budget-friendly option for your kitchen countertops is laminate, which is why many homes are built with this material. Quick and easy to install, laminate offers a variety of colors and patterns. However, laminate is easily damaged by knives and other sharp objects and is often not a desired feature for potential buyers.


If you’re in the market for kitchen countertops, it’s time to call Spencer Granite. As experts in the natural stone industry, our team will take the time to meet with you and fully understand your household needs and requirements. Once the best type of material is determined, we’ll create a customized plan that works for your busy lifestyle.

Contact us today at (603) 402-9221 for more information!