Countertops

Countertop Advisor is 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.

Do All Countertop Outlets Need To Be GFCI?

Do All Countertop Outlets Need To Be GFCI?

With all the new regulations and rules, it can be difficult to keep your home up to every remodeling and construction standard. This is especially problematic when it comes to the really dangerous stuff like electricity and outlet codes. Sometimes you can’t separate...

Do Countertops or Appliances Go First?

Do Countertops or Appliances Go First?

Remodeling a kitchen can be a daunting task if not planned properly. One of the most troublesome areas for first-time kitchen remodelers is deciding if the countertops or appliances go in first. This may seem insignificant but doing this incorrectly can add hours –...

Is Windex Safe for Quartz Countertops?

Is Windex Safe for Quartz Countertops?

Quartz is increasingly being selected for its beautiful appearance in homes, sophistication, and is surprisingly low maintenance. You may be one of those people who believe Windex is to be used on literally everything, but do you want to risk damaging your beautiful...

Is Your Quartz Countertop Gritty? Here’s What to Do

Is Your Quartz Countertop Gritty? Here’s What to Do

If you bought a brand-new quartz countertop a few months ago, but you’ve already started to notice that it’s getting quite dirty in a rather short amount of time, it can be frustrating. However, don’t lose hope. There are ways to make your quartz countertop look like...

Should a Stove be Higher than the Countertop?

Should a Stove be Higher than the Countertop?

A well-appointed kitchen can greatly enhance a home’s value.  If you are considering refreshing or remodeling your kitchen with new countertops or replacing old kitchen appliances this article may be of interest to you, especially if you have an old stove that you are...

Advantages and Disadvantages of Epoxy Countertops

Advantages and Disadvantages of Epoxy Countertops

Are Epoxy Countertops the Right Choice for You? Find Out by Learning about the Advantages and Disadvantages of Epoxy Countertops. Epoxy countertops are created by mixing a hardener with resin and applying the mixture to the countertop’s substrate. Most people have...

Countertop Materials

Granite Countertops

Granite is a light-colored 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 that can mimic marble or other natural materials. These characteristics can be repeated giving the same patterns which are 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 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 a 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 restaurants use stainless steel.

Most Popular Granite Colors

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