When it comes down to managing a home, your kitchen countertops should be the least of your worries. There are about a thousand other things to take care of, so it makes sense to invest in a countertop that is not going to cost you precious hours just to keep it clean.

Most homeowners will tell you that they spend a greater part of the day in the kitchen, and we believe that the most important decision to make is selecting the proper countertop to install when you are designing a new kitchen or upgrading an existing kitchen. In the recent years we have seen granite countertops make a comeback, but there are plenty of smart options to turn to that are far more pleasing to the eye, durable and require little to no maintenance. Here we will share the top four low-maintenance kitchen countertops that every homeowner can enjoy.

Soapstone

This is one of the most durable countertops that have been one of the top choices for decades, as it is both beautifully crafted and requires hardly any upkeep. This stone material contains talc, which makes it appear soft and powdery. The stone’s density makes the countertop resistant to stains and bacteria, and it is also tough enough to withstand heat. Cleaning is as easy as wiping it down with soap and water. Although soapstone may scratch and chip naturally over time, the material can simply be sanded down once in a while to keep it looking new.

Quartz

These countertops are made from a combination of quartz granules, blended with colorants and resins, which means that a great deal of effort goes into formulating the perfect countertop for every home. They are much more durable than granite, which does not chip or scratch as soapstone does. On top of all else, quartz is non-porous, meaning that you will not have to worry about leaving permanent marks from occasional wine spills. Unlike granite or marble counters, quartz does not need to be re-sealed once installed, allowing simple maintenance and cleaning.

Zinc

As if stainless steel was not enough to keep you from wiping your fingerprints every time the counters are used, zinc darkens over time and leaves behind a gorgeous finish on the surface. In addition to the remarkable appearance, zinc countertops are nonporous and bacteria-resistant. Once you are done cooking, a simple wipe down is all that is needed.

Laminate

Laminate kitchen countertops, although with a bad reputation in the past, deserve a second look from homeowners. Quality and variety was something you would least expect from this material, not to mention it is low in cost. Although they cannot be used as cutting board, laminate countertops are still durable next to soapstone and zinc. Just like quartz, these countertops do not need to be resealed after installed.


Your time spent in the kitchen should be on the finer things. Don’t choose a countertop material that fails to work hard for you. Put your trust in one of the finer quality countertops, such as the materials from Caesarstone. Contact one of our experts if you are in need of durable, low maintenance and long-lasting countertops.