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.

Tile-Kitchen-Countertops_s4x3

Tile-Kitchen-Countertops_s4x3

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.

Kitchen Countertops: Colors and Materials

See All Photos

Photo By: Picasa

RS_Designer-Jane-Ellison_h

From

Jane Ellison

Photo By: Stuart Lirette

Photo By: 2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY ©2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY

From

Larry Pearson

Photo By: Photo Credit: Ralph Kylloe © 2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe

Photo By: Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Photographer: Harvey Smith © Photography by Harvey Smith

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

From

Celebrity Communities

Photo By: Courtesy of Denver Parade of Homes; Photo by Jeffrey Aron Photography © Denver Parade of Homes

From

Abe Jerome

From

Larry Pearson

Photo By: Ralph Kylloe ©2013 Gibbs Smith, Rustic Elegance, Ralph Kylloe

Designer-Headshot-Elizabeth-Tranberg_s4x3

From

Elizabeth Tranberg

Photo By: Photo Credit: HDR Homes © Denver Parade of Homes

And

John Colaneri

From

Montreux Custom Homes

Photo By: Montreux Custom Homes ©Montreux Custom Homes

And

John Colaneri

Photo By: Andrew Bruah

From

Montreux Custom Homes

Photo By: Montreux Custom Homes ©Montreux Custom Homes

Photo By: 2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY ©2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY

RS_Designer-Distinctive-Elements-Bo-Li_h

From

Bo Li

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.

Next Up

Catch Up With Our Blogs

We're serving up the latest news, gorgeous style, DIY projects, clever entertaining tips & more.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.