How to Buy Kitchen Countertops
Reinvent your kitchen with sleek, new countertops.
A new countertop instantly updates the look of your kitchen and adds value to your home. Every kitchen countertop professionally installed by The Home Depot is beautifully designed to suit your lifestyle and budget. Leave it to our experts to help you choose and install this tasteful addition to your kitchen, so all you have to do is enjoy it.
Home Depot Home Services will show you all the options you could ask for in a new countertop, including quality, finish, colour and texture.
Thinking about building your dream kitchen? Request an appointment with Home Depot Home Services and start planning today!
How to Choose Kitchen Countertop Materials
A new countertop can be the cornerstone of your kitchen remodel or can even breathe life into a dated kitchen if you’re not looking to renovate just yet. Choosing the right edge style, colour and material can completely transform your kitchen space.
Natural Stone Countertops
Natural stone is a beautiful and timeless looking countertop material that’s durable and fashionable. Here are some natural stone options.
Solid Surface Countertops
Man-made and available in many patterns and colours, this acrylic has no seams and can be easily repaired if chipped.
Engineered from quartz and resin, this durable countertop material is both great looking and stain resistant with a smooth, low-maintenance finish.
Laminate is versatile, dependable and relatively inexpensive compared to other countertop materials available making it an appealing, budget-friendly choice.
Durable and easy to clean, these countertops help you lower your eco footprint as they’re constructed from recycled materials and use limited natural resources to manufacture.
Dekton countertops feature a unique blend of raw materials that can mimic the look of stone or concrete and are just as durable.
A butcher block countertop not only creates a warm, inviting look and feel in any kitchen, but it’s also great for prepping meals on and looks great either stained or unfinished.
Which Countertop is Right for You?
to common food and drinks
to cuts and marks caused by kitchen knives
Resistance up to 400 degrees
to cracks and chips from dropped objects
see individual brand for warranty details
|Solid Surface||Very Good
||1-Year Against Product Manufacturing Defects|
|Wood||Very Good||Fair||Excellent||Very Good||No Warranty|
Choose your Edges
The edge of your countertop can help you define the entire space. Different edges can have different effects on the style and feel of the room and can really help tie the design together. Rounded edges are a subtle, durable compliment to all styles while straight or beveled edges offer more elegant, striking design options. Speak to an associate in-store for more information.
Additional edge profiles are available by region. Remember that countertop thicknesses vary by surface and as such, the edge profiles will change.
Choose your Sink
Your sink is one of the most used items in your home, and you should consider all the options available to you when choosing a new one. Sinks are available in many styles, types and materials, and finding the perfect one can really give your kitchen a lift and compliment your new countertop.
A smooth transition from countertop to sink with the benefit of increased countertop space.
Made from the same material as the countertop, the finished look is seamless and works for all design styles. Only available with Corian® material.
A traditional look that creates a striking focal point.
Quick installation, multiple design options and works with all countertop materials.
Number of Bowls
Great for washing large dishes and oversized pots.
There’s a side for cleaning and a side for prepping.
Features a small middle bowl intended as a prep sink.
Perfect as a prep sink or secondary sink.
Sinks are available in a variety of materials, so choose the one that best suits your needs.
Choose your Backsplash
Now that you’ve found the perfect countertop and sink, you’ll need to select the backsplash that will perfectly tie everything together. Backsplashes are available in a multitude of materials including glass, tile, stone and metal. You can use backsplashes as feature walls, or simply around and under your cabinets. See store for full assortment or speak to your kitchen designer about feature walls as you plan out your countertop.
Measurements and Installation
- Consult with a Designer
Schedule a free consultation to discuss your kitchen plans with our in-store kitchen specialists.
- Make Style Decisions
Choose the surfaces, styles and edges that are within your budget.
- Measure to Fit
Our home services professionals will come to your home and ensure a perfect fit.
- Delivery & Installation
Our professional insured installers guarantee results, all backed by a 1-year warranty.
How to Measure and What to Expect
Whether you’re completely gutting your kitchen or just replacing your countertops, here are a few details you should know about the measurement process.
A Home Depot Kitchen Designer will discuss the countertop surfaces, edges, backsplashes and additional options.
You will need to provide basic measurements for an initial quote, which is an estimate of the projected price of your countertop project.
The Home Depot Designer will then create a measure request. Once paid for, an Authorized Service Provider will contact you to schedule it. The term "measure" is used to describe the template, which the Authorized Service Provider creates on-site at your home.
A final price is quoted after an in-home measure has been completed.