Building Supply Tips: 3 Best Surface Materials for Kitchen Countertops

Posted by: Contractor Express

Whether you are building a custom home in Long Island or simply remodeling your kitchen, one of the most important components to think about is your kitchen countertop. Your countertops take up most of the space in the kitchen, and will be used more than any other feature. As such, you'll definitely want to choose countertops that look beautiful and perform well over time.

You'll definitely have no shortage of countertops to choose from as there are numerous options available. Consider the following materials first while browsing through the selection of your building supply store in Long Island.

best surface materials for kitchen countertops


Engineered quartz countertops are renowned for their durability and resilience, two qualities that are desirable in countertops. Thanks to its non-porous surface, quartz countertops are acid-resistant, scratch-resistant, heat-resistant and impact-resistant. These countertops also require minimal maintenance and are available in a wide range of styles, colors, and patterns. These features make quartz one of the most versatile options available.


Marble countertops are beloved for their elegant tone and timeless appeal, helping any kitchen achieve a high-end look. Due to its gray-tone veining—particularly in Carrara and Calacatta marble—wear and tear is disguised, helping the countertops to age well. Take note that marble is porous, so you'll want to have it sealed regularly.

Polished Granite

Polished granite countertops have been a traditional choice for most homes and are still seen as one of the best kitchen countertops. Granite comes in a wide range of colors and patterns, allowing you to match it with your kitchen regardless of color scheme or theme. Polished granite countertops, however, often have a unique pattern to them. This can make matching multiple countertops a little difficult, but it does give much more character to your kitchen.

There are many other fantastic options to choose from, especially if you head down to your local building supply store. If you choose to shop for your countertops before you work with a contractor, it would be advisable to ask a trusted building supply store, such as Contractor Express, which local contractors work best with the countertop material you prefer. This way, you can rest easy knowing your countertops are installed properly.


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