Popular Countertop Materials and Their Benefits

Popular Countertop Materials and Their Benefits

It’s important for you to choose the right kitchen countertop for your kitchen remodeling project. After all, your choice will have a large impact on the design and functionality of your kitchen and you will be using your countertop for many years. Southern Home Remodeling, the trusted home renovation expert, discusses a few of the available countertop options on the market and their benefits:

Countertop Materials


Granite countertops are a classic choice that many homeowners love. It’s available in a wide variety of shades such as corals, whites, beiges, blacks, and greens. No two granite countertops look exactly alike as well. Granite is also available in a polished or matte finish. Granite countertops are durable but they require periodic maintenance to stay strong and beautiful. They need resealing if you don’t want food and drink stains.


Concrete countertops are a new development. As an expert in kitchen renovation, we believe that homeowners who enjoy versatility will like this product. You can completely customize concrete countertops and they are available in trowel, ground, and pressed finishes. However, you need to seal your concrete countertops up to four times per year and wax them with a paste every two to three months to prevent discoloration.


Quartz countertops or engineered stone countertops are strong, durable, and extremely easy to maintain. They are non-porous so you won’t need to seal them and they are resistant to staining and bacteria. They are also scratch-resistant and they have a very hard surface. Quartz countertops have excellent options for finishes, colors, patterns, and textures. Manufacturers can enhance them with colorant to produce any hue you can imagine while they retain the appearance of natural stone.

Our high-quality countertop options will make your kitchen look beautiful and stylish. During our initial design meetings, we will discuss our countertops in detail and help you choose the best material for your needs.

Southern Home Remodeling has decades of experience in kitchen and bathroom renovation. You can rely on us for all of your remodeling needs. We serve many communities including Birmingham, AL. Call us at (205) 224-0330 to learn more about our countertops. You can also ask for a free estimate.