Things To Look For When Choosing A Kitchen Countertop Material

The kitchen is one room in the home that needs to be beautiful as well as functional. It is also the room that tends to be the central gathering place in the house, and it is often the room that is most used by the family.

At Timeless Tile, we have helped homeowners throughout Brooklyn and across the country to find the ideal material for their kitchen countertops. One of the lessons we have learned in working with our customers is there is no one right material, and depending on your needs and how your kitchen is used, a range of different countertops may all work for your new home or kitchen renovation project.

Upkeep and Maintenance

Most kitchen countertops are relatively low maintenance and just require wiping down and occasional disinfecting. Countertops made of porous materials, like natural stone, wood, or those with grout, also need to be sealed. This only has to be done infrequently, and it helps to prevent etching on natural stone or staining of the grout between tiles.


Any type of kitchen countertop can be damaged if not protected or if treated and cleaned incorrectly. Generally, avoid placing hot pots or pans on the surface without a trivet or other type of protection. Heavy items should be carefully placed on any countertop to avoid chipping or cracking.

Natural stone is one of the most durable types of countertop materials, and it is very resistant to damage. Tiles of any type may chip or crack with heavy use, but they can also be removed and replaced.

Visual Appeal

We provide a full range of different countertop materials from natural stone to quartz counters, countertop tiles, and even glass mosaic tiles. When choosing between materials, consider how the various options fit within the design and choose a material that compliments the other kitchen elements.

For assistance in selecting the ideal kitchen countertop material, talk to the staff at Timeless Tile NYC at 718-336-8453.