There are many kitchen countertop options, so the question isn't do you want one or shouldn't you have a countertop — it's what type of countertop will be the best for you? You are basically looking at just two types of countertops: solid surface and natural stone. Depending on your personal preference and lifestyle, this may determine which one is better for you.

No matter what your preferences are, you will come across a variety of countertops when shopping for your home. You still want to keep in mind that you will want to choose the best type of countertop based on the use of your kitchen. Here we will review and compare several types of countertops so that you can make an informed decision when choosing counters for your remodeling project.


Granite is durable and beautiful and comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Granite is also relatively easy to cut, which means you can have custom-designed counters with ease.

Granite comes from the Earth's crust and has been used for centuries due to its durability and beauty. Today, there are several types of granite available for use as kitchen countertops:

  • Black granite: Black granite is a great choice for kitchens with a lot of natural light because it absorbs light. It also provides a striking contrast against white cabinets or stainless steel appliances. Black granite can be cut into many different shapes, including rectangles or squares; however, it will usually be more expensive than other colors due to the increased difficulty involved in working with it.
  • Brown granite: Brown granite tends to be used in kitchens where people want something that looks warm and inviting (such as those found in beach houses). It can be cut into any shape imaginable and will produce a polished look after installation.
  • White/creamy granite: White or creamy granite is a classic choice for those who want their kitchen to look warm and inviting. This color tends to be very popular with people who have darker cabinets or counters because it provides a nice contrast against them. It can also be cut into any shape imaginable, making it a great option for those who love creativity when designing their kitchens.

These granite countertop designs are great options to makeover your kitchen with new surfaces. There are also various other colors, styles, and patterns that you can choose from when installing granite countertops in your home. 


Quartz is a popular choice for homeowners looking to upgrade their kitchen or bathroom, and it's easy to see why. Quartz looks beautiful in nearly any setting. Quartz will make it easy to find something that complements your home's decor due to the wide variety of styles that are available.

Quartz is made from crushed quartz sand mixed with a bonding agent, which turns the mixture into a thick paste that can be poured into molds. Once the countertop hardens, it's polished to create a smooth surface that is resistant to scratches and stains.

A quartz countertop has great durability thanks to its strength and scratch resistance. It also has excellent heat resistance — unlike other materials such as granite or marble.


Marble has been used for ages to make beautiful countertops, art, and more. It's one of the most popular choices in the kitchen because it has a classic look, is durable, and is easy to clean. Marbling is another type of marble that has unique patterns in different colors.

Marble is a metamorphic rock made up of calcite crystals, which are usually white or cream. The color comes from impurities within those minerals, such as manganese, iron, and copper. Keep in mind that high-quality marble must be shipped from its source since it can't withstand long journeys.


Laminate countertops are made of melamine, which is a type of plastic. Laminate countertops are very durable, easy to clean, and can be designed to look like stone or other natural materials.

Laminate countertops have a reputation for being low-cost, but this is not always the case. Many people choose laminate because they want an affordable option without sacrificing quality. However, some laminate products are more expensive than you might think because they are thicker and sturdier. 

Laminate will give you an alternative that looks similar to granite or marble but doesn't cost as much money. If you're looking for durability and affordability in one product, laminate might be right for you!

Solid Surface

Solid surface countertops are made from materials like quartz, stone, or engineered stone. The material is formed into slabs and then cut and polished to create a finished product that's extremely durable and long-lasting. These countertops can be installed in both kitchens and bathrooms because they're impervious to water damage like stains and mold growth. They're also scratch-resistant, so they won't get damaged by everyday use — even if you have kids or pets at home!

Solid surface countertops come in many different colors and styles, so you can choose the perfect look for your kitchen or bathroom remodel project. If you're looking for something that will stand up to heavy use while still looking great, solid surface is a great choice because it's highly resistant to heat, stains, and scratches. Plus, it's easy to clean — just wipe it down with warm water and soap!

When you are ready for a new countertop, this will help you make an informed decision. Contact Natale Builders to start planning and choosing the right surfaces for your new home.