Choosing the Right Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen countertops can make quite a statement in your kitchen. From the color and edging to the material and surface texture, countertops come in a wide variety of options and budget ranges. Whether building new or remodeling your kitchen, take time to choose the right fit for your kitchen countertops.

Make sure to have in mind the wear and tear your kitchen countertop will have – do you cook a lot or only venture for the occasional microwave meal? Perhaps the style and color is more important to you than the materials. Some simply need to replace for resale or are on a strict budget. No matter what your kitchen countertop needs, Southern Supply offers many popular kitchen countertop options and can show you product samples to touch and feel in our showroom.

Countertop Materials


Engineered as a tough countertop surface, quartz is stain and scratch resistant, and nonporous, so it never needs to be sealed. It can be used in many rooms and custom shapes and sizes with no seams. Quartz is more durable than granite, with unique surfaces with the true elegance you demand of natural stone, and the hard-working performance your everyday life requires. Crafted of resin and quartz chips tinted with color, quartz or engineered stone offers both the beauty of stone and easy of solid surface materials.


Granite's vivid natural color palette and near diamond-hard surface makes it the ideal material for countertops. It resists heat, scratches and stains, and protects against mold and mildew. The natural stone offers a near endless variety of different patterns of veins, specks and swirls. Like most stone, granite must be sealed occasionally to avoid stains.

Solid Surface

Elegant. Seamless. Color through. Non-porous. Carves like stone. Available in a wide range of colors and designs. Solid Surface is ideal for any interior where you need a surface that looks good, performs well, and provides options that no other surfacing material can. Resistant to stains and easy to maintain, Solid Surface also requires no surface sealants or costly day-to-day maintenance.

Cultured Marble

Beauty, versatility in design, seamless construction, ease of cleanability and low cost are the main advantages of utilizing Cultured Marble for your bathroom. Cultured Marble is composed of crushed marble and stone mixed with polyester resin then molded to create beautiful vanity tops, shower back splashes and baths. Each part is individually cast and pigmented making each piece unique in its color and pattern. Parts can be cast into almost any shape allowing the production of highly customized designs.


Laminate offers a broader range of looks than ever before for any room or space. You can transform your countertops with the new modern laminates that are as beautiful as they are durable. Mix and match solids, graphic patterns and finishes. Achieve the look you want for any design challenge or budget. Laminate countertops are made of paper blended with resins and fused to particleboard. The latest designs mimic stone, butcher block and other more pricey surfaces. This is one of the most affordable countertop materials for those budget conscious customers. Its low maintenance, easy to clean, lightweight and a great fit for many homes.

Talk to Southern Supply, your Partner for Building Solutions to get started at 417-866-3551 or stop by our newly remodel building materials showroom at the NW corner or Highway 65 and Division in Springfield, Mo. Check out our Inspiration Gallery at to pick out your favorites.