We know all about your marble kitchen countertop dreams. They were once ours too, but hear us out: There are so many gorgeous options to choose from zinc, concrete and even raw wood that by the time you get done with this story, you may be rethinking your ultimate.
No matter how formal or relaxed you want to go, whether you want something practical and stain-resistant, or something so luxe it’s outrageous, you’ll find it on this list.
1. Try Calacatta Marble From Formica
Get the look of natural marble with Calacatta Marble. And complete your kitchen remodel without draining the bank. The premium, high-resolution, stain-resistant finish and durability of the product, make it an easy alternative when compared to natural marble.
2. Try 3form Chroma Countertops
Glazed, tempered glass countertops can offer an almost ethereal, light feeling in a kitchen where the countertop is usually a solid mass. Which come in a variety of colors and almost seem to be lit from within.
3. Try Planked Walnut and Carrera Bianco From Formica
The high-resolution finish of wide planked walnut into thinking it’s a real wooden finish, especially how it’s used here, as a free-standing kitchen island countertop. This kitchen remodel delivers a high-end look on an affordable budget.
4. Try Frozen Terra From Caesarstone
The concrete-like finish from this Caesarstone quartz countertop places itself somewhere between smooth concrete and stony terrazzo, and it looks great in a large space. Thanks to its manufacturing, quartz countertops are a non-porous, scratch-resistant, durable solution that remains more affordable than most natural stone countertops.
5. Try Cloudburst Concrete From Caesarstone
Adding “it looks like concrete but requires less upkeep, and we didn’t have to have someone pour it in place. While quartz is a bit more in pricey than traditional concrete countertops, I love it because it’s non-porous [unlike concrete], never has to be sealed, and won’t crack and chip.”
6. Try Butcher Block Countertops
Reclaimed wood countertops can be astoundingly beautiful, but because of their very nature — that they’re reclaimed, and not just being manufactured at-will — they can be extremely pricey. If the look of wood is what you want, though, the classic butcher block countertop is no slouch. One of the most affordable countertop options out there.
7. Try Ferro Graphite From Formica
The rich color and subtle veining of dark granite are replicated beautifully. It comes with two standard finishes – high gloss and satin – so you can customize your look further. In fact, this is one you might want to consider as a vertical application, such as an easy-to-maintain faux-stone backsplash, or a waterfall countertop.
8. Try Maple Laminate from Formica
High-quality faux wood countertops can look a lot like natural wood but without any of the extra sealing or permeability concerns. For an inexpensive kitchen refresh, consider a laminate printed with a wood pattern.
9. Consider Quartz or Laminate
A three-inch thick white countertop is the shining star in this kitchen. Opt for a less-expensive laminate or quartz countertop material if you’re looking to achieve a thick edge – rather than natural stone – and have a countertop manufactured to meet your exact expectations.
10. Try Summit Granite
Sharp black and white striated granite at a price point that isn’t out of reach. And as with other granites, it’s resistant to damage, highly heat resistant and easy to maintain (no sealing required).
11. Try Endless Graytone Laminate Countertops
Professional kitchens use stainless steel countertops, and many serious home chefs want that look, as well. If you really want stainless steel, there really isn’t a lot that’s going to substitute for the metal itself.
12. Try a High Gloss Countertop Finish
High shine isn’t hard to come by if you choose the right product, and a glossy finish is like the icing on the cake for your contemporary kitchen design, so it’s worth exploring your options.