The Best Countertop Materials for Your Kitchen

Whether you’re building a new home and need to select countertops for your kitchen, or you are simply looking to change things up in your current kitchen, there are several countertop materials that will have your space standing out from the pack.

Three of the more popular countertop materials in recent years include granite, quartz and quartzite.

Each of these materials has their own unique set of benefits, but whichever option you do select, you’ll be choosing something that will be a great addition to your home and something that will last for many years to come.   


Granite is one of the toughest and most durable countertop materials, making it ideal for those who spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

Whether you do a lot of cooking or have younger children that will be using these countertops daily, granite will be able to stand up to a large amount of wear and tear and still look great.

While granite is an extremely durable material, it is also known for its incredible appearance and comes in a wide range of color options.

If you’re someone with more unique design preferences, granite countertops will make for the perfect addition to your space.


Quartz is a great material for those who want to simply install their countertops and not have to worry about regular upkeep.

A blend of natural stone and synthetic resins, quartz will keep its glowing appearance no matter what type of cleaning supplies or chemicals come into contact with it and won’t need to be polished to look its very best.

While it is great at fending off wear and tear from chemicals, it should be noted that it is sensitive to heat, and hot kitchenware should never be placed directly on to it.


Quartzite is very similar to quartz in appearance and is ideal for kitchens with neutral colors such as white and grey.

This material is more resistant to heat than quartz, is resistant to scratching and is one of the hardest, most durable countertop materials on the market.

When you’re ready to have any of these three countertop types added to your home’s kitchen, we invite you to reach out to our experienced countertop experts at MC Granite Countertops.

We are proud to be the most trusted countertop company in the Atlanta, GA area and promise to provide you with quality materials that will not only look great but ones that will hold up to any wear and tear.

We invite you to give us a call today or stop into our Kennesaw or Blue Ridge locations at your earliest convenience to learn more.