Very often laminate countertops are installed in kitchens as the default choice for new construction homes. There’s a good reason for this decision—it’s inexpensive and simple to install. Unfortunately, laminate countertops just can’t handle long-term wear and tear. In time, most homeowners need a more durable option they can trust that adds personality to their home. If your countertops could use a refresh, consider these popular styles. Classic Granite As one of the most popular choices on the market, you can’t go wrong with granite. It’s durable, holds up well to heat, and comes in thousands of colors and patterns.