Choosing the best countertop material for your Project!

Today, we want to talk to you about the different countertops for commercial offices and business spaces, how to choose them and the pros and cons of each one. There are several options to consider, so we will only go through some of the best ones. It is important to select the countertop as per needs, requirements and for your specific project while trying to choose one that is more attractive to your business.

Before choosing or buying the countertop you liked, there are two things you may want to consider.

1. Where is the countertop going to go?

Where do you want to use the countertop? Is it for your kitchen, bathroom, reception desk?

It is important to consider the use and location of the countertop since certain materials will work better in some areas than others, it is good to know the material’s limitation so that you know which is the right one to use and how to properly care for it.

2. What is your budget?

Countertops can be expensive. Making a realistic Budget for this specific job can be helpful to choose a material that best suits your budget and also meets usage requirements.

So now, let’s take a look at some countertops materials that may work best for your project, the pros and cons of each.


Pros: A granite countertop will add elegance and character to any application and it is a versatile material to be used in a variety of settings. It has the appearance of real Stone, with depth, shine and textures that make it attractive to the eye. It is also one of the most durable countertop materials and has the ability to withstand scratches, heat and load. In addition, granite countertops require low maintenance and can be easily cleaned with just soapy water or a wet cloth.

Cons: Granite countertops must be sealed upon installation and if it cracks, the crack can be fixed but will be visible.

Price Range: $47.70 sqft


Pros: wooden countertops are unique if you want to get an authentic or rustic look in your business space. It also offers a natural and warm appearance. Easy to clean and maintain, if the countertop breaks, it is easy to fix.

Cons: Wooden countertops do not resist heat and are susceptible to scratches, so I will not recommend it for your commercial kitchen, it is mostly used for a reception counter or places with low contact with heat or water since is a more expensive material and requires more maintenance.

Price Range: $23.00 lft


Pros: The great thing about laminate countertops is that you can get a variety of colors and finishes that resemble quartz and other natural stones for less price, and it resists stains, heat, scratches, and moisture, making it a good option if you want to safe some money in your commercial kitchen.

Cons: This is often the most effective countertop material. However, it has low durability, it can easily be scratched, and it is not easy to repair.

Price Range: $26.00 sqft


Pros: Quartz looks great in offices and small business settings and is considered a Premium material that will add value to your space. Low maintenance and has excellent properties to resist stains and scratches because it is a non-porous material. Besides, this material will be perfect for your office space if you are looking for a versatile and personalized look.

Cons: It is one of the most expensive materials for countertops

Price Range: $63.00 sqft


Pros: This is a unique material that will add an elegant, classic and sophisticated look to your business and it is a material that never goes out of style and adds value to any setting.

Cons: It is not as durable as granite or quartz and is also an expensive Stone. Low impact and non-durable material because it has low resistance to heat and stains. I will recommend using this material in spaces with low traffic.

Price Range: $68.00 sqft.

Bonus Moment:

At Focus, we’ve worked on all kinds of projects involving custom commercial countertops. The photo below is a personalized reception desk that we created for one of our projects. It is an L-shaped pony wall covered with Sahara Noir marble. This is a kind of black marble with golden veins mined in Tunisia. It is primarily used for interior and exterior works such as flooring, monuments, mosaics, countertops, and other design applications. Our client requested this specific feature to match with the overall design and colors of the office, adding an elegant and sophisticated look.

We highly recommend this product and our client is more than happy with the result!


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