Granite countertops are popular for a reason: they’re beautiful, elegant, and durable. But they come with a hefty price tag. While there are plenty of other countertops that don’t look like granite, it is possible to get the look without the cost. We’ve broken down our top three granite look-a-like options, to give you a better idea what will look best in your home.
While quartz doesn’t look exactly like granite, it has a lot of similar attributes, but is more durable. Quartz doesn’t scratch easily and is stain resistant. You won’t need to seal it and it’s pretty low-maintenance. It’s a synthetic material, meaning it’s able to mimic natural stone.
Cost: $50 to $75 per square foot
Laminate is inexpensive, easy to install, and has gotten better looking over the years. If you’re looking for an uber-affordable alternative to granite, laminate is right for you. It is stain and heat resistant, just be sure not to directly cut veggies on it, because it is not scratch resistant.
Cost: $7 to $30 per square foot
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3. Solid Surfacing
Coming in over 120 colors and patterns, you’ll be able to find a solid surface countertop that looks like the countertop of your dreams. Solid surface countertops are less heat resistant than other countertops and they can be nicked easily but they are easily repaired.
Cost: $45 to $70 per square foot
Another way to get granite countertops without the price is to research wholesale retailers near you. If none of these options feel quite right, check out our list of the best granite alternatives.
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