Avoidable Kitchen Countertop Selection Mistakes

Kitchen Countertop Selections Rock Tops Fabrication

When you select your kitchen countertop, various factors come into play.

When you select your kitchen countertop, various factors come into play. It makes sense to love your kitchen countertop’s appearance because it often serves as the kitchen’s focal point. Plus, if you’re going to stay in your house for years or decades to come, you deserve to enjoy every element of your home. However, it takes more than an aesthetic appeal for a countertop to be suitable because of its maintenance and functionality. Here are a few avoidable kitchen countertop selection mistakes. 

Not Doing Research, Especially Regarding Kitchen Countertop Materials

All countertop materials are beautiful. However, they all don’t perform the same. Natural versus engineered stone plays a significant role in countertop maintenance. For this reason, it’s best if you don’t only think about the countertop’s color. A countertop’s material, edge treatments, and finishes all play a role in durability and maintenance. Here are a few countertop materials to consider:

  • Granite
  • Quartz
  • Quartzite
  • Marble
  • Icestone & Vertrazzo

Finishes You Can Choose From:

  • Honed
  • Polished
  • Leathered

Edge Treatment Options

  • Eased or Beveled
  • Bullnose and Half-Bull Nose
  • Ogee
  • Cove Dupont
  • Triple Pencil

Not Looking At Your Kitchen as a Whole

When you visit a showroom, you should have a picture of your kitchen in hand, ensuring that you have a clear picture of your kitchen floors and cabinets. When you pick out a sample in isolation, you don’t have a complete picture of how it will complement (or not complement) your kitchen. You run the risk of your kitchen’s elements clashing. 

Not Considering Your Lifestyle When You Choose Your Kitchen Countertop

Every homeowner uses their kitchen differently. If you’re a homeowner with a large family and you do a lot of cooking and food prep, you’ll want to pick a material that can hold up to all of the activity that happens in your kitchen. Granite could handle your everyday cooking affairs, while marble wouldn’t be your best option because it takes more maintenance and care to ensure it won’t be damaged. 

Not Looking at the Actual Slab Before Installation Occurs

A sample is a general look at how your kitchen countertop may appear. However, natural stone’s unique veining differs from piece to piece. Each slab varies. With this in mind, you’ll want to make sure you love the look of the slab before you agree to the installation. 

If you’re not 100% on which kitchen countertop material, finish, and edge treatment is suits you, no worries! Our team can look at your budget and lifestyle needs to help you pick an option that will make you undeniably happy! 


If you have questions regarding kitchen or bathroom countertop trends, Rock Tops Fabrication is here to answer them. Our trained professionals are here to make sure that your new kitchen is designed and finished in exactly the way you want it. We service Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Feel free to give us a call at 410-363-4257. For more information, tips, and tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on TwitterFacebookYoutubePinterest, and Houzz.

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