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How To Choose New Kitchen Countertops for a Texas Home

Choosing the right kitchen countertops is critical as the kitchen is one of the most important areas in your house. It is the place you often spend more time. Kitchen countertops should be functional, hygienic, durable, and beautiful.

Choosing the right countertops can be challenging with the numerous options available. If you are looking for the best kitchen countertops for your Texas home, the experts at Nielsen’s Remodeling & Construction Company can help.

What are The Best Kitchen Countertops?

When choosing the right kitchen countertop, you will need to balance three factors: stone quality, durability, and utilization. The best choice is the one that fits your needs, will last several years, and is suitable for the heat and moisture of a kitchen in Texas.

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Common Types of Kitchen Countertop Material


Granite countertops are an excellent choice if you want outstanding natural beauty with timeless visual appeal, but don’t mind the occasional maintenance to keep your investment in great shape.


  • Resists stains, scratches, and heat
  • Natural material
  • Low-maintenance


  • Porous surfaces 
  • Improper sealing may expose your countertop to permanent stains

Marble is an excellent way to add value and character to your kitchen. This classic and timeless natural stone creates a luxurious look, and it is ideal for low-traffic kitchens.


  • Classic, eye-catching, high-end look
  • Natural material
  • Available in various textures and colors
  • Excellent work surface for bakers


  • Heavy
  • Requires regular sealing
  • High maintenance and prone to stains and scratches
Solid Surface

Popularly known as Corian, solid surface boasts a modern matte look, and it is an excellent option if you are looking for a kitchen counter that is warm to the touch. It is more durable than most countertop materials and highly customizable for residential applications.


  • Durable
  • Variety of colors and patterns


  • Susceptible to heat damage
  • Easily stained and scratched
Solid Wood

Solid wood countertops can be decorative and functional and provide a finished look for various kitchens. They are an excellent way to add a furniture-like focal point in a small area of your kitchen.


  • Adds natural beauty and warmth
  • Supports numerous design styles
  • Various options are available, including oak, teak, birch, teak, and maple


  • Requires regular sealing to prevent staining
  • Often needs refining to prevent regular wear and tear
  • More prone to damage than stone and tile countertops

Other popular countertop materials include:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Porcelain
  • Soapstone
  • Quartz
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Amy DrakeAmy Drake
17:46 25 Jun 22
I highly recommend! From the beginning, Nielsen worked closely with my insurance company to advocate for us. Hope, the decorator, was key in helping us to select the right items for our kitchen. I was very impressed by the project plan that was shared with me and followed. If changes occurred to the plan, we heard from the supervisor. I'm also impressed by the high quality of the work done. Thank you!!
K MathK Math
22:58 23 Jun 22
Nielson was very professional as were all of his contractors. Joe was also excellent and kept me well informed each step of the process. The craftsmanship is excellent and I loved the BuildersTrend App for viewing the calendar of work. They finished when they said they would and provided a cleaning service that left our house in great condition upon project completion. Highly recommend
Nancy BaldwinNancy Baldwin
18:18 23 Mar 22
Really, this review is 4.5 stars. Nielsen Painting and Remodeling renovated our master bath. I was impressed with the professionalism of all the personnel who handled each part of the renovation- from the demolition crew and electrician to the tilers, fabricator and painters. Nielsen’s project manager kept us updated throughout the project and was responsive to our questions. Also, the online project management tool was easy to use and understand. I recommend Nielsen Painting and Remodeling for any renovation project.
Beth AllenBeth Allen
23:50 12 Nov 20
The work was excellent and efficient and they completely cleaned up at the end of each day. The price was very fair. And they had to make a lot of gingerbread for my Victorian house and did a GREAT job. I was very pleased and am glad to recommend them.

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If you need more information about kitchen countertops or are ready to transform your Plano, TX, home with new countertops, call Nielsen’s Remodeling today at 214-400-4585. We’ll take your ideas and provide the best kitchen countertops for your needs and budget. Let us show you why we are one of the most rated Kitchen remodeling contractors in Plano, TX.

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