The Different Kitchen Counter Top Materials

Here at PS Contracts, we meet a lot of nervous clients who are concerned about the type of kitchen countertop material that they should invest in. After all, there are dozens of different options available on the market in order to allow homeowners to find the material that meets their budget and aesthetical requirements. With this said, the sheer number of options can also be overwhelming! Read on as we go over the top three materials…


As one of the most durable countertop materials on the market, it is no surprise that granite is a front runner and implemented into hundreds of kitchens each year. After all, it can withstand wear and tear with ease which means that knife markets will soon be a problem of the past and the heat from pots and pans will not damage the finish either. With this said, granite is an expensive material and considered a luxury investment for the future.


With its dazzling décor and intricate patterns, marble is the ideal countertop material for homeowners looking to make a masterpiece out of their kitchen. In fact, there are dozens of different colours for clients to choose from such as black, gold, rose and white which means that property owners can choose a design that meets their aesthetical needs with ease. Similarly, marble is resistant to the heat of pots and pans, however, is it incredibly porous which means that it will absorb spilled drinks with ease and may stain.


For homeowners looking for a neat and uniformed kitchen countertop, quartz may the answer. After all, there are a variety of different colours to choose from and the blend of resin and natural quartz stone can provide homeowners with a clean finish that will leave guests green with envy. Unlike marble, quartz is non-porous, however clients are advised to place a trivet underneath hot pots and pans in order to prevent accidental damage.

The counter top is thought to be the most important aspect of a kitchen as the material that a homeowner invests in should be both affordable and aesthetically pleasing. Granite, quartz and marble are the top three counter top materials on the market and are renowned for their beauty and durability. To find out more information, get in contact with the best kitchens Cheshire has to offer and speak to a member of the PS Contracts team today!