Types of Countertops: Which One Delivers the Biggest Bang for Your Buck?  

Are you remodeling or designing a kitchen for your new home and can’t decide what to use for your countertops? At The Countertop Shop we offer a complete selection of counters manufactured in a wide variety of materials and colors.


Granite: A Big Investment with Good Returns for the Right Remodel

Granite countertops have been in the spotlight for the last decade as the go-to choice when upgrading your kitchen counters. Extremely durable, it is cut out of a stone cliff and shaped to fit your cabinet tops perfectly. You can find colors ranging from rose to white to dark gray with glittering specks throughout the speckled surface. Its popularity means that when installed in an upscale home, you can see a high return on your investment when it comes time to sell. It does require annual maintenance using a sealer but when properly cared for, it can last up to 50 years.

Laminate: Versatile, Budget-Friendly, and More Durable than Expected

If you love the look of stone or solid surface counters, but don’t want to spend top dollar, you might want to check out laminate. Available in a huge array of colors, patterns, and textures, you get the look you want at an extremely attractive price. It is durable and versatile, with an average lifespan of 10 to 20 years. Laminate resists stains, is easy to wash and can be cut to fit any configuration. It remains a solid choice for homeowners, rental properties, summer cottages, and other workspaces throughout the house.

Quartz and Other Manufactured Solid Surfaces: A Balance of Both Worlds

So, you want a marble countertop, but don’t want the maintenance of it. Quartz is an engineered countertop that can be customized to mimic natural stone, solid colors in any shade, or deliver just about any appearance you desire. Easy to clean, it requires no annual sealant and will resist scratches and cracking. As pricing goes Quartz & Granite have a similar price point, but two very different looks.

Recycled Glass and Other Alternatives: Eco-friendly that Can Save Money

The countertop industry continues to roll with the times and is constantly offering new eco-conscious options for your kitchen remodel and makeover. These eco-friendly materials may require some maintenance but will give your project that unique design.


For more ideas, come visit our showroom at The Countertop Shop in Monclova, OH. You might be surprised at all the options you have for new types of countertops just right for your home.