This is a collection of the most common kitchen and bathroom countertop surface materials.  Countertop selection is based on priorities; durability, maintenance, cost and the look & feel of the material within the space.

“What countertop material is best-suited
for our household and lifestyle?”

Quartz Countertop

  • man-made, non-porous
  • no maintenance required
  • highest resistance to staining (depending on brand)
  • resistant to heat
  • resistant to scratching (use cutting mats/boards)
Granite Countertop

  • natural stone, porous
  • minimal maintenance required, yearly sealing recommended
  • can stain
  • high resistance to heat
  • resistant to scratching (use cutting mats/boards) 
Marble Countertop

  • natural stone, porous
  • highest maintenance required, regular sealing recommended
  • will stain
  • resistant to heat
  • can scratch (use cutting mats/boards) 
Acrylic Countertop

  • man-made, non-porous
  • low maintenance required
  • stain resistant, not stain-proof
  • low resistance to heat
  • will scratch (repairable) 
Soapstone Countertop

  • natural stone, porous
  • maintenance recommended
  • can stain
  • highest resistance to heat
  • scratches, mineral oil offers forgiveness (use cutting mats/boards) 
Porcelain Countertop

  • man-made, non-porous
  • no maintenance required
  • stain resistant
  • heat resistant (use trivets)
  • resistant to scratching (use cutting mats/boards) 
Wood Countertop

  • natural, porous
  • minimal maintenance required
  • can stain
  • low resistance to heat
  • will scratch (use cutting mats/boards) 
Laminate Countertop

  • man-made, non-porous
  • no maintenance required
  • stain resistant
  • low resistance to heat
  • can scratch, some finishes are more forgiving

Let’s talk about what countertop material might be best suited for your home. 

We’d love to hear from you!  

call/text 604 365 4151 or email design@kitchenrenoswest.ca 
Serving Langley, Surrey, Abbotsford, Delta, and the surrounding areas.