Re: What is the best countertop for a kitchen?

I think hands down the best value for your money is quartz. While quartz isn't a totally natural stone and is manufactured you will have tons of options and customizations you can make to fit your kitchen/bathroom/etc. Interesting that you mentioned porcelain. This option really isn't as popular or available in the US. I've heard its much more popular in Europe. Porcelains functionality is good, but it doesn't have the natural look and depth that you would see with a marble. Granite isn't a great option, sometimes you need to seal it and you won't save anything on costs.