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Best Countertops for a Busy Space
Publish Date
February 20, 2020
Jesse Coody

Jesse Coody

Jesse Coody is a native Houstonian who installed his first roof at age thirteen. Ever since, he’s had a passion for construction. He holds over 20 years of project management and sales experience in residential and commercial construction. He graduated from SFA in 1998 with a degree in business, then he went on to manage and facilitate large-scale commercial projects, working on high profile projects, such as Alief High School, ABC Pest Control, and Goodwill. From there, he transitioned back to the Residential sector, preferring the client interaction and the project personality involved. He’s great at building relationships and solving problems. Jesse joined Hestia as a Renovation Specialist in 2017. Jesse loves to be outdoors and spends his free time fishing, camping, hunting, or at the beach. He also enjoys reading and being with his family and friends.

Best Countertops for a Busy Space

Are you in the market for countertops for your home remodeling in San Antonio? Finding the right countertop is imperative for creating a functional and visually pleasing space. With so many materials to choose from, how can you decide which is right for you?


Every material has its own benefits and uses. To help you decide which to install, here are the top options and their features.



Butcher Block


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Butcher block is one of the original countertops and it’s still a great option today. Usually made from maple or oak, butcher block can work with a variety of aesthetics:






While it requires more maintenance than other materials, this countertop can be sanded and resealed to eliminated scratches or dents. You can also stain the wood to update your kitchen’s look.


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Recycled Glass


Are you a fan of mosaics? Then, you might want to consider recycled glass for your kitchen remodel San Antonio. To create these countertops, colorful glass is set in cement or resin, creating a surface that’s as artful as it is functional. Recycled glass is durable and easy to clean and comes in a wide range of styles.


Solid Surfacing


If you don’t mind man-made materials for your bathroom or kitchen features, solid surfacing can be a great option. This type of countertop is made by pressing resin and acrylic particles into sheets, creating seamless, stain-resistant surfaces. Since they’re manufactured, these counters come in a huge range of patterns and colors.


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When it comes to saving time and money, laminate can’t be beat. This countertop is easy to clean, requires no maintenance, and is extremely cheap compared to its competitors. Made from plastic, it comes in a variety of styles, including options that mimic stone or wood. Due to its many advantages, laminate is seeing a surge in popularity from homeowners who want to DIY.




Whether you’re looking into bathroom remodeling San Antonio TX or thinking about updating your kitchen, marble is a true classic. Known for its gorgeous and distinct graining, this countertop is both heatproof and waterproof. As one of the most expensive options, marble requires sealing and maintenance to prevent damage. On the plus side, installing marble can increase your home’s value.


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Limestone is another classic option and shares many characteristics with marble. However, it isn’t as heavily veined, making it a good choice if you don’t want your countertop to look too busy. The natural-stone appearance makes it highly versatile, which is perfect for anyone who likes to change up their décor on the regular.




Looking for a compromise between the beauty of natural stone and the durability of butcher block? Soapstone has you covered. This material is usually dark in color and was the #1 counter choice once upon a time. Like butcher block, it can be sanded to eliminate scratches while also offering the heat resistance of marble or limestone.


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One of the most popular (and expensive) materials, granite has a lot to offer homeowners. It’s incredibly scratch-resistant and requires very little maintenance, even if you use it as a cutting board. Like marble, it can be a huge asset when valuing a home. It’s also heatproof and stain-resistant when sealed properly.




Despite its similar appearance to natural stone, quartz is a manufactured material. This means you get the best of both worlds: natural stone’s heat resistance with gorgeous aesthetic and solid surfacing’s stain resistance with easy maintenance and wide color options.


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Concrete isn’t just for foundations but can be used to create truly stunning custom countertops. Worried about a boring aesthetic? Fear not — concrete can be treated to change the color and even introduce grain effects. With proper sealing, concrete can be scratch and heat resistant.


Stainless Steel


There’s a reason stainless steel work surfaces are preferred in professional kitchens: They’re easy to sterilize, hardly ever stain, and are impervious to heat. If your house has a modern aesthetic, stainless steel may fit right in — and even raise your home’s value.


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Home Remodeling San Antonio


When you’re renovating, you need professionals who value your time and consider your budget. At Hestia Construction & Design, we deliver the best quality materials and workmanship to our customers. If you’re working to transform your house into a home, we’re here to help. To learn more about our services or to get an estimate, give us a call at (832) 871-5577 or contact us online.




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