Countertop Options Other than Granite

Granite countertops are one of the most popular countertop options available across the country, but what if you’re looking for something different? 

In the last decade, granite countertops have been making their way into nearly every new build or home update in the country. Granite has a wide variety of colors and options, so finding the right choice for your home and color scheme is easy. Though expensive, there are more affordable tiers of granite, all the way up to the most expensive options in the design center. But do you have to choose granite? 

There are a plethora of other options for countertops that homeowners and home builders alike will love. Maybe you don’t like the look of granite – or the price tag. Or perhaps you would prefer to choose something that gives your home more character. No matter your reasons, keep reading to learn more about the options available to you. 

Quartz Countertops 

Now, if the price is an issue, quartz likely won’t be your best option. Quartz can be expensive, but it’s oh-so-beautiful. There are a million options for every color scheme or taste. Quartz is also very eco-friendly and suitable for “green” families. Additionally, quartz countertops are ultra-durable and long-lasting. If you’re looking to invest in your countertops, quartz will not only last longer than other options, but you’ll also be adding some value to your home. 

Tile Countertops 

This option is very popular with DIY homeowners. With a wide variety of tile materials, adding tile countertops to your home and kitchen is a great way to give your home some character. Did we mention that this is one of the cheapest options as well? Just be sure to use dark and durable grout to minimize potential staining and upkeep. The most recommended tile materials that are used for countertops are: 

  • Ceramic 
  • Mosaic 
  • Granite 
  • Quartz 

Plastic Laminate 

With its affordable price tag, you might think that laminate is not the way to go. However, many people choose laminate because it has come such a long way in recent years. There are beautiful options, incredible customization, and it makes an excellent choice for those on a budget. It’s worth noting that since it’s not as durable as natural stone countertop options, there may be some more maintenance or need replacing sooner. 

Marble Countertops 

Marble is absolutely beautiful and gives you a ton of variety. Its sleek look will have anyone that visits your home in awe. Marble is a softer material than granite and quartz, so it may not last as

long, and it may require more maintenance. Marble materials typically require being sealed about every six months in order to maintain their stunning appearance. 

Concrete Counters 

Relatively new on the scene, concrete countertops are picking up speed, and for good reasons, too. They are totally customizable, so you can pour them into specific molds or shapes for your kitchen or bathroom. They can be pigmented, dyed, stained, imprinted, and more. With the proper sealant, concrete can be durable and heat-resistant while providing you with a completely original look! 

Stainless Steel 

For a professional chef or entertainer, stainless steel is an incredible option. It’s more affordable than the stone varieties and very easy to clean. For those who think a whole kitchen fitted with stainless steel countertops might look a little harsh, consider using it as an accent by using it for your island. With stainless steel, you will notice fingerprints and scratches, so be prepared. 

Butcher Block Countertops 

If you really want to turn heads, wood is a game-changer. You can use a variety of woods, so your wood countertop options are practically limitless. Again, since wood is naturally softer than stone, there will be some upkeep and more potential to notice flaws in the wood. But if you choose the proper sealant, you will have an incredible countertop that you love and use. 

Check out the Mountain States Kitchen and Bath Countertop Selection

Feeling overwhelmed with all these countertop options? No worries, Mountain States Kitchen and Bath will help you pick the countertops that are perfect for you. We specialize in remodels and creating the kitchen and bathrooms of your dreams; just contact Mountain States Kitchen & Bath today for a professional consultation! We serve several cities in Utah County, from American Fork to Provo and everywhere in between!