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The Different Types of Countertop Overlay Materials Available for Refacing

Last Updated on June 1, 2023

If you’re planning to reface your countertops, you’ll need to consider which type of countertop overlay material is best suited for your needs. The good news is that there are many options available these days. Understanding the pros and cons of each will help you narrow down your choices. Let’s take a look at some of the different types of countertop overlay materials available for refacing.


This timeless choice is popular for good reason. It is a low-maintenance and durable material. The quartz countertops at Granite and TREND Transformations are handcrafted, can withstand heat, and offer a non-porous working surface. The downside is, while quartz countertops are stunningly beautiful, they don’t offer a wide range of colors. So if you hope to add a unique color to your kitchen, this option may not be for you.


A natural stone that is always a popular choice for kitchen countertops, granite is available in a wide variety of colors. Our durable, engineered granite is finished with ForeverSeal®, our proprietary technology that ensures your new granite countertops will never need resealing. However, granite does have a unique pattern. So another material is better if you’re going for a solid look.


Laminate is a cost-effective option for those on a budget. It’s available in many colors and patterns, including designs that mimic natural stone. Laminate is easy to clean and maintain and resistant to stains and scratches. The downside of laminate is that it is easily damaged by heat.

Recycled Glass

At Granite and TREND Transformations, we carry a gorgeous line of eco-friendly, recycled glass countertop options. They are produced from a combination of post-consumer glass and semi-precious stones to create unique colors and designs. The only downside is that this line won’t give you the classic look marble and quartz countertops are known for.

Granite and TREND Transformations offers exceptional quartz, granite, and recycled glass countertops! Feel free to add any of these surfaces to our new 3D design tool to see how they will look in your home. If you are ready to spruce up your kitchen or bathroom countertops with refacing, contact Granite and TREND Transformations to schedule a free in-home consultation with our design team!

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