How to Buy Kitchen Countertops

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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. 

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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.

Quartz Countertops

Engineered from quartz and resin, this durable countertop material is both great looking and stain resistant with a smooth, low-maintenance finish.

Laminate Countertops

Laminate is versatile, dependable and relatively inexpensive compared to other countertop materials available making it an appealing, budget-friendly choice.

Recycled Countertops

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

Dekton countertops feature a unique blend of raw materials that can mimic the look of stone or concrete and are just as durable.

Wood Countertops

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?

Material

Stain Resistance

to common food and drinks

Scratch Resistance

to cuts and marks caused by kitchen knives

Heat

Resistance up to 400 degrees

Impact Resistance

to cracks and chips from dropped objects

Warranty**

see individual brand for warranty details

Quartz Very Good

Excellent

Excellent

Fair
25-Year
Granite Very Good

Excellent
Excellent

Fair
15-Year
Solid Surface Very Good 

Fair
Very Good

Very Good

10-Year
Laminate Excellent

Fair

Excellent

Very Good

1-Year Against Product Manufacturing Defects
Dekton Excellent
Excellent

Excellent

Fair

25-Year
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.

Top Edges

eased edge
Eased
bevel edge
Bevel
full bullnose edge
Full Bullnose
double radius edge
Double Radius
ogee edge
Ogee

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.

Sink Types

undermount sink

Undermount

A smooth transition from countertop to sink with the benefit of increased countertop space.

integral sink

Integral

Made from the same material as the countertop, the finished look is seamless and works for all design styles. Only available with Corian® material.

apron front sink

Apron Front

A traditional look that creates a striking focal point.

drop in sink

Drop-In

Quick installation, multiple design options and works with all countertop materials.

Number of Bowls

single bowl

Single

Great for washing large dishes and oversized pots.

double bowl

Double

There’s a side for cleaning and a side for prepping.

triple bowl

Triple

Features a small middle bowl intended as a prep sink.

round bowl

Round

Perfect as a prep sink or secondary sink.

Materials

Sinks are available in a variety of materials, so choose the one that best suits your needs.

Cast iron
Cast Iron
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Acrylic
Acrylic
Composite
Composite
Integral (in-store only)
Integral (in-store only)

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.

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Measurements and Installation

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  1. Consult with a Designer
    Schedule a free consultation to discuss your kitchen plans with our in-store kitchen specialists.

  2. Make Style Decisions
    Choose the surfaces, styles and edges that are within your budget.

  3. Measure to Fit
    Our home services professionals will come to your home and ensure a perfect fit.

  4. Delivery & Installation
    Our professional insured installers guarantee results, all backed by a 1-year warranty.

How to Measure and What to Expect

Kitchen Countertop Measure

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.

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