Countertop Alternatives to Consider

There are several good reasons many homeowners choose granite for their kitchen countertops. It is an incredibly durable material, it is burn and stain-resistant, it inhibits mold and mildew, and it is a beautiful surface that comes in a wide variety of colors. As a successful Atlanta granite countertop company, we highly recommend it to many of our customers.

However, despite their many attractive attributes, granite countertops do not appeal to every homeowner. Luckily for these homeowners, there is a wide variety of other countertop choices available to them. Below are three of our other popular countertop options with some pros and cons about each of them to guide you in your choice.


If you love the pristine look of a white kitchen, marble is an excellent choice for a countertop. Marble has a classic elegance about it that doesn’t wane with age. It is also a naturally cool material, which will do wonders for your pie crust.

Unfortunately, marble can be prone to scratches and staining as it is a softer surface than granite. If you choose to install marble countertops for your kitchen, you have to be vigilant and avoid leaving acidic foods like lemon wedges on its surface for an extended period of time.

Butcher Block

For the price that this countertop usually commands, it is a very reasonable alternative to both granite and marble countertops. It imbues a warm and cozy atmosphere to any space it occupies, and it is biodegradable and naturally antibacterial. When made from salvaged or reclaimed wood or from sustainably managed forests, it has a very mild environmental impact.

If you choose this material for your kitchen countertop, keep in mind that it can burn and stain quite easily, so always have a trivet on hand for your hot pots and pans. Most butcher block surfaces also need to be sanded and oiled at least twice a year to protect the wood.

Stainless Steel

There’s a reason why a number of commercial kitchens have stainless steel countertops. These surfaces are easy to clean and extremely durable. They are also quite versatile. They fit well in sleek ultra-modern kitchens and provide a nice contrast in a more traditional kitchen setting. Price-conscious kitchen renovators however, may need to give their budgets a second look when considering this countertop material. Stainless steel can be quite pricey.

You can count on Premier Surfaces for high-quality, reasonably priced Atlanta countertops, no matter what type of material you choose. Select from our extensive inventory of slabs and let us install your granite countertops in Atlanta. Our years of experience in this industry guarantee your satisfaction.

In the Peach State, we also install granite countertops in Alpharetta and Marietta. Premier Surfaces can also help customers in selecting and installing Birmingham and Chattanooga granite countertops.

  • Our kitchen looks awesome!

    “I wanted to tell you what a wonderful experience Mike and I had with putting in our granite counters last week. We had never done a make-over before, so when my husband suggested putting in granite counters I groaned.  Little did I know at the time how smooth and painless everyone at Premier Surfaces would make it. Every encounter was extremely professional. Our kitchen looks awesome and I really appreciate having the opportunity to work with such a great group of people. If we ever decide to do anything like that in the future we will use definitely use Premier Surfaces.”

    Mike and Janet

  • Done right the FIRST time!

    “I walked in on a Friday, and was surprised to see just how busy they were — always a good sign of how a business is doing. In the process of waiting my turn, a number of people asked if I had been assisted yet. Customer service isn’t something you get in most places these days. I walked around their facility and really got a different feel compared to how I felt at other granite shops. The selection was great, everyone was friendly, and they took the time to teach me about the differences in quality for all of the chioces of a fabricator out there. The professionalism, friendly and incredibly knowledgable staff set them apart from the other “competitors”. My kitchen looks beautiful and the investment in my home was well worth it to have it completed correctly THE FIRST TIME. I will be upgrading a few bathrooms in the future and can’t think of any other granite fabricator I’d rather use.”