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Which Countertop Surface Is Right for You?

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Your choice of countertop material and color goes a long way toward defining the look and functionality of your kitchen. See a kitchen specialist at your local Lowe's to order your countertop.


Laminate

Laminate sheeting glued to plywood or particle board substrate


Solid Surface

Nonporous, acrylic material


Granite

Durable, smooth, natural stone


Quartz

Nonporous, natural stone surface

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Advantages
  • Best value
  • Durable
  • Resists water
  • Easy to install yourself
  • Easiest cleaning and upkeep
  • Hundreds of color and style options
  • Resists water, bacteria and stains
  • Easily sand out dents, chips and scratches
  • Nonporous
  • Virtually seamless for easy cleaning
  • Integral backsplash and sink options
  • Wide choice of colors and patterns
  • Highly heat resistant
  • Resists stains and bacteria when treated and properly sealed
  • Great for baking preparations
  • Rich visual texture in a range of colors
  • Resists heat, water, bacteria and stains
  • Most durable option, resists scratches
  • Nonporous
  • Easy cleaning
  • Feels like natural stone, but requires low maintenance
  • More consistent color and pattern than natural stone
Disadvantages
  • Inappropriate for cutting
  • Visible edges
  • Visible seams
  • Susceptible to scratching
  • Less heat resistant than quartz or granite
  • Porous, must be sealed once a year to resist stains and bacteria
  • Can split if vein is stressed
  • Visible seams
  • Limited color selection
  • Scratches are hard to remove
  • Visible seams


Lowe's Is Your One-Stop Shop for Countertops

Since a lot of the higher-level surface area in your kitchen is countertop, you'll want to make sure it's one you are proud of and like to look at. Select the right countertop with our Kitchen Countertop Buying Guide. It'll help you compare the differences among laminate countertops and other surface styles like solid surface, granite and quartz. Lowe's also has kitchen sinks, cabinets, trash compactors and garbage disposals for you to choose from to accompany your countertops. Finally, install backsplash and wainscoting and get kitchen inspiration ideas to help further spruce up your surface space.