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Which Counter Top Material is Right for You?

Yoo_1914_Kitchen_A_P_Pro_ (7)A richly veined granite counter top adds great texture to this classic kitchen… but it requires a regular maintenance schedule to stay looking beautiful. Project designed by Kristyn Bester.

Are you easygoing but stylish? Glamorous but fussy? Rough and tumble and ready to rumble? Your family’s personality has a huge impact on which counter top material will be right for your kitchen.

Schaefer_1937_Kitchen_A_1_P (3)This unusual Icestone counter has beautiful little flecks of pearlescent shell and glass embedded in it. Project designed by Anne De Wolf.

With so many choices out there it can be hard to pin down what’s right for you.

Guitteau_1929_Kitchen_A_7_P_ProThis soapstone counter will develop a beautiful natural patina but needs to be oiled routinely to keep it looking its best. Project designed by Anne De Wolf.

Fortunately, we ran across this nifty quiz on Houzz that does a pretty great job of helping you identify the counter material that will be a perfect fit.

NeelyDonoher_1904_Kitchen_A_P_Pro_ (2)The thin, stainless steel counters on this breakfast nook are great for busy families: indestructible but still so stylish.

Take the quiz here and then let us know what your results were in the comments below!

Runyon_1928_Kitchen_A_P_Pro_ (13)This Caesarstone counter provides a crisp white counterpoint to the stylish black millwork on the windows.

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. I got wood! Which I am always trying to push on my clients too 😉 I also love soapstone, stainless steel and marble for baking… I may have a fairly eclectic kitchen in the end!

    May 23, 2015
  2. Great post! Do you mind if I ask you a question? I noticed you are using Caesarstone. I’m looking for a sample of a discontinued Caesarstone color (Deep Ocean #4550). I had it installed after Hurricane Sandy, but I need to repaint. Since my contractor took and lost my sample, I have nothing to bring paint and upholstery shopping.

    If you have any ideas where I might be able to buy one (or two, for safety), would you please let me know? Thanks very much!

    February 12, 2016
    • Rebecca Driscoll #

      Hi Donna,

      You could contact our Caesarstone rep who may be able to get you to the right person in your area.
      Kelly Nelson – – 877-662-7001

      Good luck!

      March 1, 2016
      • Thank you! Really appreciate the suggestion! I just tried the number, and I got Tiffany, who is going to have a look around and get back to me. Thank you again!

        March 1, 2016

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