Bob Vila Radio: Countertop Options

By Sarah Monzon & Bob Vila | Updated Sep 16, 2020 7:18 PM

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Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing). You can get your daily dose here, by listening—or reading—to Bob’s 60-second home improvement radio tip of the day. Today, it’s all about Countertop Options.

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Listen to BOB VILA ON COUNTERTOP OPTIONS, or read text below:

Used to be there weren’t too many countertop options besides plastic laminate. That’s blown wide open now, so belly up to the bar for some great ideas…

For one or two hundred dollars a linear foot, granite and natural stone certainly increase your home’s value, but man-made quartz composite stone is even tougher and requires less care. Solid-surface acrylic countertops can cost a little less and if you scratch it, you can sand it. And butcher block is still practical at around half the price of any of these.

For something hip and trendy, stainless steel is stylish and durable but can cost as much as stone. you can get concrete poured, dyed and polished to order… or a pressed recycled cardboard countertop that’s (believe it or not) completely waterproof. Or for around the same price as granite, you can go from bottle to bar with smashing new recycled glass countertops!  

Get more info at…and right here at home with me, Bob Vila!

For more on countertop options, consider the following Bob Vila articles:

Kitchen Countertops 101
Countertop Types
Personalize Your Kitchen Countertops