What types of countertop materials exist?

 

What types of countertop materials exist?

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Whether you’re looking to redesign your bathroom or pick your kitchen upgrades for your new construction house, you should know there’s more than just laminate and granite to pick from.

Houzz’s Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials shows examples and discusses pros and cons of these countertop options:

  • Soapstone
  • Granite
  • Copper
  • Quartz
  • Tile
  • Ecofriendly (e.g. salvaged wood, Bio-Glass, bamboo)
  • Zinc
  • Recycled Paper-Based
  • Plastic Laminate
  • Recycled Glass and Cement
  • Marble
  • Concrete
  • Stainless Steel
  • Solid-Surface (e.g. Corian)
  • Wood

Consumer Reports has pictures and comparison information in its Consumer Reports Countertop Buying Guide.

MLS Data Form

In the Tulsa Area, the MLS Data Form (required to be completed when submitting a new listing for sale) has these countertop materials to choose from:

  • None
  • Brick
  • Butcher-Block
  • Ceramic
  • Concrete
  • Corian / Solid-Surface
  • Copper
  • Granite
  • Laminate
  • Marble
  • Soap Stone
  • Stainless Steel
  • Wood
  • Other

There are differences in Houzz’s and the MLS’ lists, but you’re now at least informed of more than a dozen options to choose from and each has its pros and cons.


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