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    Countertop Ratings

    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.

    Bathroom countertops (13)

    Bathroom counters see less wear and tear than kitchen counters, but you should still consider materials that are more likely to resist stains and chips.

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    Kitchen countertops (16)

    When choosing a new countertop for your kitchen, you should factor in durability, cost of the material plus installation, as well as how it will harmonize with your home's décor.

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    All Ratings

    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.