An Overview of Kitchen Countertop Materials

Author : Nihil Rawal | Published On : 05 May 2021


Remodelling will give a new look to your kitchen and make a great difference in how you feel about your house. A kitchen remodel is a major undertaking, and it is expensive as well. Of all the elements in a kitchen, the countertop is the most functional and important parts. It makes sense to choose them wisely. Special care must be taken when choosing the countertop material for a new kitchen. Of course, the kitchen countertop should be functional. But, that doesn’t mean that you can overlook aesthetics. A kitchen countertop should be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Installing the right kitchen countertop can make all the difference between an average and a stunning kitchen. Choosing a countertop doesn’t have to be an ordeal. By knowing the different types of material available for kitchen countertops, you could make informed decisions.


Countertop comes in a range of materials and differs drastically in terms of both price and quality. Each material has its own pros and cons, and a place and purpose, which should be considered when choosing countertop for a kitchen. You wouldn’t want to have a lovely Super White Dolomite Sydney countertop in the laundry room where no one would use or see it. A less expensive laminate countertop would be a better option for a laundry room.

Countertop materials range quite drastically at times in both quality and price. Each type of countertop has a place and a purpose. You wouldn’t, for example, want to put a lovely and expensive marble countertop in the laundry room where no one would ever see it. This would be the ideal spot for a less expensive laminate countertop. The following are the popular materials for countertop:-


For centuries, we could see marble adorning many buildings. Marble slabs are extremely luxurious than any other natural materials. However, they are less resistant to etch and stain. Hence, it requires regular maintenance. Marble comes in a range of colours and patterns that could be customised according to your needs.


Granite is expensive while luxurious and available in a wide variety of qualities and designs. Compared to marble slabs, granite is resistant to stain, heat, and scratch. You can enjoy years of worry-free enjoyment if it is properly sealed and maintained.

Super White Dolomite

Although super white dolomite stone benchtops are not so popular, these stones are making their way into many Australian homes for the past few years with their distinctive characteristics. Compared to other stones, super white dolomite cost is affordable.


Laminate is one of the affordable and less luxurious options. Laminate is a plywood board with decorative sheeting glued to the surface. It is highly resistant to water and quite easy to maintain.


It is a nonporous stone that never requires sealing. Quartz stones are very easy to clean and resistant to heat, and are available in a range of shades. It is an ideal choice for busy families.

As you see, there’s a range of materials for kitchen countertops. Choose a material that is durable, hassle-free maintenance and care, and aesthetically pleasing.

NihilRawal is a director of Avant Stone, the leading marble supplier in Sydney. To find out more about Super White Dolomite Sydney, visit


Please note this is not to be relied upon as advice or any form of representation in relation to the properties or performance of the above listed product(s). This is solely for promotional purposes; please consult your stone specialist prior to selecting or purchasing any of the above listed product(s).