The Best Countertop Materials for Your Kitchen

There are tons of decisions that go into creating the perfect kitchen, and all of these decisions play into each other to create the remodel of your dreams. It can be scary to think that your new kitchen will come together anything less than what you’ve been imagining, which is why making these choices is so integral to a project that goes off without a hitch.

At Marble Granite World, we want you to enjoy the process of making your ideal kitchen come together—the last thing we want is for you to be stressed and overwhelmed. We understand that there are many moving parts to keep track of when it comes to handling a remodel, and one of the biggest choices is picking out the exact right countertop material for your space.

That’s where we can help. In this article, we’ve put together a list of the most popular options that our customers love using for kitchen countertops. When it comes to picking which one is right for you, we recommend asking yourself these questions:

  • Which material catches my eye?
  • What material works best with my family’s lifestyle?
  • Would I gel best with a countertop that’s low maintenance and resistant to stains, heat, and chemicals?
  • What designs excite me?
  • What’s the style of my kitchen remodel?

This is just the beginning—but the answers to these questions are most important in figuring out what suits your remodel best. You’ll want to find the material that embodies the balance between looks, style, and upkeep for your kitchen—the material that you can get the most out of for as many years as possible.

At Marble Granite World, we offer a plethora of options of countertop materials, and we’ll be alongside you every step of the way if you need help choosing what works best for you. We’re experts in all things countertop, which means that if you have questions about durability, maintenance, or affordability, we’ve got you covered.

Keep reading for a list of our customers’ favorite kitchen countertop materials.


Granite is the number one choice for many of our customers because of how well it holds up over time. It’s a natural stone that’s known for its beauty and durability—along with the fact that no two slabs of granite are the same. If you’re looking for something that’s completely unique, look no further than granite.

Granite is a material that’s resistant to heat, which is another aspect of it that makes it a common choice for kitchens. Although you should still practice the use of potholders and heat safety, it holds up well against your everyday kitchen cookware.


Quartz is an engineered stone that’s also known for its durability. It’s even more low maintenance than granite, given the fact that it’s inherently nonporous and doesn’t require periodic resealing the way that natural stones do. Since it’s a non-porous material, it won’t absorb liquid or bacteria.

The one downside of quartz is in the heat department. A warm plate or cup won’t damage the surface but a hot pan could put burn marks on the countertop.


Porcelain is a man-made material that’s composed of ceramic, clay, kaolinite, and silica. Because it’s man-made, it’s created with the purpose of being durable—it can withstand heat very well and is often used around fireplaces.

Porcelain is yet another material that’s known for being nonporous, and this makes it impossible for germs and bacteria to make a home there. This is a great quality for a kitchen because a kitchen is one of the last rooms that germs and bacteria should be lurking in.

Your New Kitchen

When it comes down to it, the final choice for your new kitchen is up to you—but if you need help, Marble Granite World is here for you. Give us a call at (336) 203-0813 for a consultation.