Landlord Guide: What are the Best Countertops for Rentals?


House rental improvements can bring in more prospective tenants. Everyone has priorities when looking for a property to rent. One of the areas in a house that tenants put a consideration is the kitchen.

Kitchen countertops are considered to have a great impact on the look of a kitchen. There are several factors that must be taken into consideration when choosing countertops, such as cost, upkeep, aesthetics, and durability.

Countertops are one of the surfaces in a house that are often used, they will show signs of wear and tear if the material is not durable enough.

Here are the best materials you might want to consider for the countertops of your rental property.


Potential tenants often love the look of granite countertops. Granite is one of the most considered options for countertops as it lends elegance and beauty to a kitchen. It is a metamorphic rock that is composed of quartz, mica, feldspar, and other minerals. It is resistant to acids and chemicals. It is stained and wear-resistant. And with proper care and maintenance, it will last for years without staining or wearing away.

The most durable granite are the darker ones as they are less permeable and denser. It adds value to a kitchen. But of course, elegance and durability come with a cost. Granite is an expensive material for kitchen countertops. 


It is a natural stone that is made up of limestone. It is commonly used for kitchen countertops. The sheets of the marble are unique, and no two sheets of marble are the same. Marbles are often used in a section of countertop or kitchen island.

Marbles are exceptionally beautiful stones and are also expensive. Moreover, it can be scratched and stained easily.


Quartz is a man-made stone product that contains crushed up waste of different natural stones, ceramic, silica, mirrors, etc.  It is one of the most popular materials for countertops.

But quartz is expensive and may a bit pricier than granite. It is more durable than granite as it is harder compared to granite. It is resistant to stains and scratches and is not porous.

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