Laminate Countertops vs Stone Countertops

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There are a lot of different options when it comes to getting new high-quality kitchen countertops. However, two of the best and most common options are laminate and stone. So which one do you pick? This is a question that some people find really hard to answer. So to help make it easier for you to decide on either a laminate or stone countertop, here is a detailed breakdown of the benefits of both laminate countertops and stone countertops.

Benefits of Laminate Countertops

One of the biggest benefits that laminate countertops have over stone is the fact that they are much cheaper. In fact, depending on the type of stone you choose, a laminate countertop could easily end up being less than half of the cost.

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Another benefit is that laminate countertops are incredibly easy to install and are very low maintenance. Even if they suffer damage, you can easily have refinished or repaired to get them looking brand new in no time at all.

Benefits of Stone Countertops

Even though stone countertops are more expensive than laminate, you are getting a lot of value for the price that you are paying. This is largely because they are extremely durable and can often end up lasting over 40 years if properly maintained. So even if you have a home with a lot of destructive children around, stone countertops should be able to survive the chaos.

They also come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, which ensures that you can always get the exact style you are looking for.

Therefore, if someone is looking for plenty of short-term benefits, they are better off going with laminate countertops. But if they are planning to live in a home for quite some time, then they should be able to collect on the benefits of stone countertops. No matter which material you pick, make sure you contact our team of professionals at The Kitchen Showcase to help you professionally install it.

The Kitchen Showcase Countertop Series: Natural Stone Countertops

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Our countertop blog series continues! On our last blog of the series we spoke about our Glass Countertops, and today is the turn to talk about our Natural Stone Countertops.

Natural Stone Countertops

Natural Stone countertops are perfect for improving the resale value of your home, plus it creates a one-of-a-kind showpiece for your bath and kitchen in Colorado.

Natural Stone Countertop Options

We have several options for Natural Stone materials in Centennial and here is a quick explanation of each Natural Stone we offer:


Our Granite countertops are made with 100% Natural Stone and they are stain resistant, scratch resistant, and heat resistant, making it a great material for your kitchen and bathroom countertops in Denver. The granite countertops require sealing about twice a year, depending on the granite.


The Marble countertops are made with 100% Natural Stone and they are heat resistant. We recommend that you don’t use Marble material on your kitchen countertops, since they are susceptible to staining from acid materials.


The Soapstone countertops are durable and heat resistant. They require more maintenance than the majority of Natural Stone materials. A good tip is to apply mineral oil to help improve the luster of the stone.


Slate countertops are inexpensive and you can find them in many earth-toned colors. They are more brittle than other Natural Stone materials.


Travertine Countertops are also inexpensive and have multiple pitted holes in the surface, which creates a distinct look. They are not recommended for kitchen countertops since they are susceptible to staining from acid materials.

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