Tile Kitchen Countertops

Get creative with the kitchen countertop (or a limited budget) by using natural stone or ceramic tiles to achieve a surface that’s both high-quality and long-lasting.
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Do-it-yourselfers and budget-conscious consumers alike wax poetic about the high-quality beauty and bang-for-your-buck cost of installing tile countertops in the kitchen.

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Kitchen Countertops

Set the tone of your kitchen design with the right countertop.

Thinner, natural stone tiles offer similar aesthetics and durability—but for a fraction of the cost, when compared to a solid granite or marble slab. And, in the case of granite tile countertops, grout lines may be practically invisible thanks to the material's straight edges. (And, in general, using larger tiles equates to fewer grout lines and larger squares to work on.)

Ceramic tile countertops offer similar benefits, though the man-made material makes it easy (and fun) to get creative with color and pattern. Think mosaics, mismatched, recycled or hand-painted tiles that are versatile enough to go from the counter to the backsplash—or even an entire wall.

One caveat: the smaller the tile, the more grout lines you'll see, which can equate to more cleaning for you.

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Update your kitchen countertops for less: at as little as $10 per square foot installed, tiled kitchen countertops are a great solution for style-savvy, cost-conscious consumers.

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Affordable Kitchen Countertops

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Choosing Countertops: Tile

Using larger tiles lets you cut the cleaning and the price of your countertops.

Formica Kitchen Countertops

Easy to install and easy on the budget, these laminate kitchen countertops are a great way to achieve the style and look of stone surfaces.

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