The Best Kitchen Countertop Materials Out There for 2017


First of all, everyone here at Kitchen Gallery would like to wish you a very Happy New Year.

Planning on updating your kitchen in 2017?

Then you know that selecting your kitchen countertop is perhaps the biggest design decision you’ll make for your kitchen remodeling project because:

  • It’ll be used daily in a variety of ways (preparing food, storing small appliances, etc.)
  • It takes up the most visual space in your kitchen
  • It needs to be durable, tough and resistant to chips, cracks and wear & tear
  • It must be easy to clean

Choosing the right kitchen countertop materials can go a long way towards making your kitchen more enjoyable while adding long-term value to your home too.

So what’s expected to be hot this year for kitchen countertops? Read on to find out.

White plastic laminate

White laminate countertops/plastic laminate countertops

At Kitchen Gallery, our most popular countertop material is white laminate or plastic laminate.

That’s because it’s:

  • Very affordable and delivers great value
  • Water-resistant and scratch-resistant
  • Available in a variety of colours and fits in with just about any kitchen design

Although white is our #1 selling colour, we do offer plastic laminate countertops in many different shades, including black, grey and brown.

Marble countertop


There’s nothing like the sleek look of a smooth marble countertop.

In addition to its luxurious appearance, marble countertops are incredibly strong. It doesn’t chip or dent.

Plus, marble countertops are incredibly heat resistant. You won’t have to worry about that hot cookie sheet or pot leaving an unsightly burn mark.

Another benefit is that when marble is freshly cleaned, it shines and sparkles unlike any other material out there.


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Granite countertop


A granite kitchen countertop has plenty going for it:

It’s resistant to stains, water and heat.

Granite is very durable and strong.

It has a natural, organic look that other materials can’t match.

Many homeowners who’ve updated their kitchens with granite countertops have marveled at how beautiful it looks and how it’s dramatically increased the value of their home.

Engineered stone

Engineered stone

Engineered stone is stain and heat resistant.

Plus it’s very easy to clean and doesn’t require much maintenance to keep its appearance.

It also looks has the same appearance as natural stone, but at a fraction of the cost.

Get up close and personal with our countertop products

You probably have more questions about our kitchen countertop materials.

And we’re happy to answer them for you.

All you have to do is book a FREE in-home consultation with our design expert.

We’ll come to you and bring countertop samples for you to look at and touch in the convenience of your own home.

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