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Popular Countertop Materials: A Roundup

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9/01/21

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Are you building or renovating a home and you’re looking for information about the best countertop options for your kitchen and bathrooms? I’ve got you covered in this blog post as I’ve rounded up all of my blog posts that compare and contrast the most popular countertop materials (granite, quartz, marble, quartzite, and the ‘newer kid on the block’, porcelain).

This ultimate roundup will help you to better understand several higher-end countertop options so that you have enough knowledge to make the best decision for your home and your family. 

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POPULAR COUNTERTOP MATERIALS ROUNDUP

I’ve included the intro to each blog post rounded up below. Simply click on any blog post title that sounds interesting to you and learn all you need to know about the various options available to you.

BLOG POST: HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST COUNTERTOP FOR YOUR HOME

Counters are one of the most expensive finishes you will choose for your home. This fact ALONE makes this an overwhelming decision! Selecting a countertop doesn’t have to be hard though … all you need is a little info so that you can confidently choose the best countertop for your home.

In ‘How to Choose the Best Countertop for your Home’, I’ll compare three of the most popular (higher-end) countertop options for you: quartz, granite, and marble. The material you choose really just boils down to which option is best for YOUR family, YOUR lifestyle, YOUR level of maintenance desired, and (of course) YOUR budget.

BLOG POST: GRANITE VS. QUARTZ COUNTERS: A COMPARISON

Are you trying to figure out the best countertop material for your new home and you’ve narrowed it down to granite vs. quartzite counters? However, you’re unsure what the best option is or how these two natural products differ.

We’ll cover all of this in this rather lengthy (yet very informative)Granite vs. Quartz Counters: A Comparison’ blog post so that you are ready to make an informed countertop decision for YOUR family’s needs and budget.

BLOG POST: QUARTZ VS. QUARTZITE COUNTERS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

I’m not gonna lie … I decided to write this blog post because I personally didn’t know the differences between quartz vs quartzite 😉.

Like you (and even some designers), I didn’t know what set these two countertop options apart. I just assumed that people called quartz two different names. Well, friend, I was wrong and now I’m sharing everything I learned about what makes quartz and quartzite completely different products.

By the end of this (lengthy, but very informative) ‘Quartz vs. Quartzite Counters: What’s the Difference?’ blog post, you’ll understand the differences enough to confidently make the best decision for your kitchen … whether that be quartz or quartzite.

BLOG POST: PORCELAIN COUNTERTOPS: AN OVERVIEW

One of my favorite things about talking with members of my ‘Building Your Foundation’ Program is that I constantly learn about new products and finishes that weren’t available (or at least weren’t popular) when I built my home back in 2013. Recently I learned about porcelain countertops and, as always, I dug right into researching and learning all about this particular finish … and I’m sharing everything I learned in my ‘Porcelain Countertops: An Overview’ blog post :).

If you’ve heard about porcelain countertops and you’re curious about what they are and if they might be a good fit for your home, you’ll find this (in-depth) overview of porcelain countertops (complete with pros and cons) very helpful.

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All right, there you have it … a roundup of popular countertop materials blog posts. I hope you find these blog posts helpful as you compare and contrast your higher-end countertop options so that you feel knowledgeable and confident to make the best choice for your home and family.

If you want a little guidance into making your countertop decisions, you can download my *FREE* Design Decision Guided Workbook … it’s kinda like having me sitting next to you and asking you the important questions as you narrow down your design selections :). 

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