The toughest material for kitchen countertops?

Limestone? Concrete? Granite? Corian? Tile? Laminate? Marble?

The answer none of the above. The toughest, most resilient and stain resistant counter top material is Quartz.

… the fastest-growing countertop surface. Also known as engineered stone, quartz outperformed even granite in our tests, especially in stain resistance. The latest examples also mimic granite, marble, and other natural stone better than before … While you’ll pay about the same for quartz as you will for granite (about $45 to $90 per square foot, installed), you’ll never have to reseal this engineered stone like the real stuff.

More countertop insights at the Consumer Reports Home & Yard blog.

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