Stone countertops are durable and versatile. Browse this collection of our favorite materials -- from high-end granite to vintage-style soapstone -- to find the right one to install in your kitchen.
Granite countertops add a rich, natural look to your kitchen. Granite is popular because it provides a virtually maintenance-free and scratch-, stain-, and heat-resistant option after it’s been sealed. Plus, it comes in a great variety of color and veining options.
Stone naturally varies in color and pattern, so make sure you pick one to coordinate with your kitchen. Try taking a large sample back to your house to see how it fits your space, instead of relying on a small piece. Then double-check the exact slab you're buying to guarantee you like the look before you make the purchase.
No matter what kind of countertop you choose, learn how to keep it clean with these tips.
This soapstone countertop beautifully contrasts the crisp white cabinetry and marble backsplash. The combination of dark matte countertops with the sleek white color palette gives the kitchen a sophisticated look.
Quartz is probably the most common type of engineered-stone countertop. This island is topped with quartz-surfacing, which bridges the gap between the light features of the room and the dark stained wood.
The color scheme for this kitchen is based off the granite countertops throughout the room. Dusty lavender and organic brown undertones are speckled in the granite, producing a neutral color scheme with timeless style.
Concrete countertops can be customized to the ideal color and thickness for any kitchen. These countertops were slightly tinted to complement the pine-paneled walls and dark maple floors, giving the room a cohesive look.
Marble takes on a darker look in this kitchen. An elegant Pietra del Cardosa marble countertop on the island provides a handsome work space, perfect for quick cleanup after meal preparation. The 2-1/2-inch thick marble matches the profile of the stainless-steel countertops around the perimeter of the room.
Flamed-granite countertops have a distinct texture that gives them a timeworn look. This aged character adds to a rugged, country style in the kitchen. The speckles in the stone add texture and variety to a space.