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The Pros & Cons of Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

One of the biggest decisions with any transitional kitchen remodel is picking the right type of countertop material. It’s very easy to make decisions based solely on visual appeal, but this is not always practical. You want to find the right balance of form and function to meet your kitchen’s unique needs.

The kitchen remodeling professionals at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Greenville are here to help you learn more about a few of the best materials. Popular options include:

Engineered Quartz

Many quartz countertops installed by kitchen remodeling contractors aren’t pure quartz. They’re synthesized from quartz and contain additives to make them stronger and longer-lasting. However, as far as looks go, engineered quartz still retains contrasting veining to give your home a more earthy and approachable look. This material is perhaps the safest choice for many kitchen remodel styles.


The reason why soapstone is so named is its naturally smooth and “soapy” feel. Like engineered quartz, this material is highly durable and can withstand immense amounts of abuse. However, it does have certain advantages over other materials in terms of aesthetics. The glossy finish is a big draw for many kitchen designers and homeowners, and it’s also the reason why this material is one of the priciest options out there.

Solid Surface

Composites used to create solid-surface countertops during a kitchen renovation are durable and reasonably affordable. They also boast consistent color and patterning, ensuring your countertop looks beautiful and draws attention for the right reasons. Some care will have to be taken near stoves and other heat sources as solid-surface countertops are prone to heat damage.

Let’s Start a Conversation!

Explore more kitchen countertop options with the expert designers at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Greenville, your trusted local remodeling company. Give us a call at (864) 214-0296 or fill out our contact form and start a conversation with our home improvement professionals today!

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