Countertop Advisor

THE MOST up to date general countertop resource website online. We create content that will help you with your countertop projects. We showcase various kitchen designs for your inspiration. Countertop Advisor was created by an ex countertop business owner who spent most of his time in the industry as a granite and quartz fabricator. His knowledge and experience all in one place.

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White Granite Colors: Have You Seen All Options?

White Granite Colors: Have You Seen All Options?

White granite is the most popular color choice right now in the USA and has been for quite some time. If you are looking to find white granite colors for your countertop project, then you have come to the right place. We have a large list of mostly white granite...

Granite vs Quartz: Which is Better?

Granite vs Quartz: Which is Better?

Quartz vs Granite, which is best for your countertop project? Which is more expensive quartz or granite? Stone and engineered stone countertops are all the rage these days. Unfortunately, when it comes to granite vs. quartz, the debate over which countertop is better...

How To Clean Quartz Countertops – Simple and Cheap

How To Clean Quartz Countertops – Simple and Cheap

The easiest way to clean your countertops without purchasing anything! As a countertop professional I am literally asked this question on a daily basis. So much so that I created a manual on cleaning countertops in digital format that you can download here on this...

Countertop Materials

Granite Countertops

Granite is a light-colored igneous rock igneous rock with patterns and veining. Granite is mostly white or light background with patterns or veining stretching throughout the rock giving the stone character and its natural beauty.

Granite is an igneous rock with between 20% and 60% quartz by volume, and at least 35% of the total feldspar consisting of alkali feldspar. Check out our granite color library.

Wood Countertops

Wood countertops are typically 1.5″ thick and laminated. This type of countertop will keep a rustic feel in your kitchen or bathrooms. A lot of projects use a natural stone perimeter and wood countertop for the island.

Wood countertops are also known as butcher block. This countertop material is very popular in many areas of the USA.

Travertine Countertops

Travertine countertops are very durable and offer a wide variety of characteristics and features. A lot of quarries offer cross cut or vein cut options which add even more character.

Most people use travertine countertops in their bathrooms due to the fact that it will soak up water and moisture.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz is a man made material formed with high heat and resin. Veining is typically created with coloring machines which can mimic marble or other natural materials. These characteristics can be repeated giving the same patterns which is great for countertops and attractive to homeowners.

There are many quartz brands available with different patterns available. Check out our quartz brands and color library.

Marble Countertops

Marble is a soft material used in many building applications. It is mostly sought after for its unique beauty and brilliant characteristics. Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble is mostly white with beautiful gray or cream colors throughout the stone.

Marble is a great choice for a bathroom vanity or shower curbs. Check out our marble color library.

Solid Surface Countertops

Solid surface countertops are a man made material used commonly in new construction homes. This material is good for homeowners on a budget but want great designs budget friendly. Lately the price of solid surface has gone up and is almost comparable to low-cost granite options.

Some homeowners choose solid surface for the simple fact that you will not see or feel the seam where the pieces are joined together. There are many solid surface brands offering variations in color options.

Quartzite Countertops

Quartzite is a very hard material in many beautiful creamy white and exotic colors. This material is excellent for many different applications especially kitchen countertops. Quartzite is a popular choice for higher-end projects due to the higher price.

Quartzite is a great material because it is very hard to scratch and is extremely durable just like granite or man made quartz countertops.

Soapstone Countertops

Soapstone is a beautiful material commonly used in higher-end countertop projects. Soapstone is usually a gray to black color with veins that give it so much beauty and character.

Soapstone countertops are very soft and can scratch easily. Soapstone also requires more maintenance than granite or quartz countertops.

Stainless Steel Countertops

Stainless steel countertops are very popular among chefs and people with a very industrial type of style. Stainless steel can be used to chop foods, prep foods but most importantly it is the most sanitary of all surfaces. That is the reason most restaraunts use stainless steel.

Most Popular Granite Colors