Discover Your Options for

Low-Maintenance Countertops

Getting ready for a remodel? Explore your options for low maintenance countertops that we offer to our Memphis clients.

Any of the countertop materials mentioned below will save you time and effort in maintaining their luster and ensure that you get long-term value from them without the tedious upkeep that other materials require.

Southern Stone’s Top Picks for Low Maintenance Countertops


Quartz countertops have a non-porous surface, making them resistant to stains and spills. And, unlike other stone countertops, it does not need resealing so you have one less thing to worry about maintaining your home.

Quartz countertops are available in a variety of shades. You can easily find the perfect one that suits your aesthetic preferences and creates a visually appealing look for your space.

Southern Stone offers quartz countertops in taupe, cream, blue, beige, gray, white, and black with varying shades, color combinations, and veining patterns.


Laminate is among the most affordable surfaces that you can choose for the countertops of your Memphis property. And, with the wide variety of designs that mimic natural wood and stone, you can get a countertop with the look that you want without breaking your budget.

Now, you might assume that it is not as durable as the other countertop materials in this list. However, modern advancements in laminate construction have enhanced its durability.

Solid Surface

Solid surfaces have a non-porous surface, making them resistant to staining and bacteria build-up. It does not require resealing and minor scratches can be repaired with a simple buff. As for dents and deeper scratches, you can easily find products in the market to repair them and bring the original luster of your solid surface countertops.

Southern Stone offers a variety of solid surface countertops and customization options that let you tailor countertops to match your preferred style.
a beige countertop with brown veining and flecks in a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and neutral cabinet and wall colors

Recycled Glass

Recycled glass countertops have a distinctive aesthetic that gives them a unique and vibrant appeal that looks perfectly at home in your contemporary spaces. Some designs mimic natural stone, like granite and marble, but without the need for the occasional resealing.

How to Care for Low-Maintenance Countertops

Although the mentioned countertops above are low-maintenance, they still require proper care to ensure they remain pristine and last for years. Here are the most important things to keep in mind when caring for your low-maintenance countertops:


Use water, dish soap, and a soft, non-abrasive spine to clean your countertops and rinse and dry them after


Clean and wash any spills, especially acidic substances, immediately to preserve the surface of your countertops


Wipe your countertops clean after you finish preparing your food


For any stains, reach out to the manufacturer or us for the right way to deal with them


Never use abrasive scrubbers and cleaning solutions, or bleach on your low-maintenance countertops

Frequently Asked Questions

All the countertops we suggested above are low-maintenance. Choosing one from quartz, laminate, solid surface, or recycled glass depends on how you intend to use them and what kind of aesthetic you are creating for your space. 

Here are some considerations when choosing countertops for your home:

    1. Choose a countertop that coordinates well with your space, especially with its flooring, cabinets, and other built-in features. Below are some design variants of the low-maintenance countertops that Southern Stone offers:
      • Quartz countertops: Quartz countertops come in a variety of natural base and veining colors, including varying shades of white, gray, rust, brown, and black. 
      • Laminate countertops: Any pattern can be printed on it, allowing it to mimic wood grain, marble, and granite, and to have almost any color imaginable. 
      • Solid surface countertops: These come in a variety of colors, including shades of white, gray, brown, black, red, yellow, and blue. They also come in solid colors and different natural patterns.
      • Recycled glass countertops: Recycled glass countertops come in a variety of designs and colors. Some variants mimic natural stone countertops while others focus on a particular or a combination of hues. 

For more countertop inspiration, check out HGTV’s 17 countertop ideas for other materials and how they may look in your space.

  1. Choose a countertop that is best suited for your intended use. Here are some qualities that our low-maintenance countertops have that can help you choose the right one for your space:
    • Quartz countertops: These are great for your bathroom because of their non-porous and waterproof properties. However, quartz countertops can be damaged by heat and fade under direct sunlight.
    • Laminate countertops: Although heat and heavy impact can damage their surface, laminate countertops are great for their price and the widely available products for repairing and refinishing them. 
    • Solid surface countertops: Solid surface countertops are easy to repair and restore if they get minor scratches and imperfections due to wear and tear. However, it is susceptible to stains and damage from high temperatures and acidic substances, so it is best not to use them as your bathroom or kitchen countertops.
    • Recycled glass countertops: These countertops are impervious to heat and only need some soap and water to clean, making them a good material for kitchen countertops. However, it should never be directly used as a work surface since it can crack, chip, or dent with sharp or heavy objects and repairing recycled glass countertops can get expensive.
Quartz countertops do not require the resealing that other stone countertops do. They also have a non-porous surface so there’s no need to worry about the material absorbing liquids, retaining stains, or harboring bacterial growth. And, they can withstand heat of up to 150 F and are highly resistant to scratches.

Here are the cost comparisons for the low-maintenance countertops we offer:

  • Quartz: $55 – $155 per square foot
  • Laminate: $15 – $40 per square foot
  • Solid Surface: $35 – $85 per square foot
  • Recycled Glass: $50 – $125 per square foot

Why Choose Southern Stone for Your Countertop Needs

Extensive Experience

We bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project. As a result, you can expect us to create solutions that exceed your expectations.

Customer-Focused Approach

We prioritize your vision, preferences, and satisfaction, and we ensure this by having you as a valued partner from start to finish of the remodeling process.

Commitment to Quality

We only source the best countertops in Memphis with our low maintenance options. This is the only way we can deliver a result that exceeds your expectations and industry standards with our team’s craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.

Ready to Simplify Your Life with a Stunning, Low-Maintenance Countertop?

Transform your space with low-maintenance countertops provided by Southern Stone. Our commitment to quality and customer-centric approach will allow our team to deliver a result that exceeds your expectations. Contact us today to get a free, comprehensive quote for renovating the countertops in your Memphis property.