Find the kitchen or bathroom countertop that fits your budget and needs. The best countertop materials are durable and come in a variety of colors and designs.

View our ratings and reviews and browse our buying guide to find the best countertops.

Countertop Ratings

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Countertops Buying Guide

At Consumer Reports, we stained, sliced, scratched, scorched, and nicked 14 countertop materials. Our tests revealed strengths and weaknesses among materials but not so much among manufacturers. For that reason, our countertop ratings focus on four criteria: stains, abrasions, cutting (slicing and chopping), and tolerance to heat and impact.