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  • 7/14/2021 11:17 AM

The Best Countertop Materials For Your Restaurant

Countertops of some sort are used in almost every restaurant setting. Whether your restaurant has a bar, or a spot where food waits to be served, this material must be durable enough to withstand the day to day operations of a busy restaurant. It’s also vital that you find a countertop material that matches the design of your restaurant. 

At GMS Werks, we offer a variety of natural stone countertop services! From installations to repairs and maintenance, our high quality materials meet high quality service. Below, our team discusses the best countertop materials used in restaurants, and which one is best for your commercial space!

Most common restaurant countertop materials

In most restaurants, you will find bar tops and other countertop areas made of natural stone. Many restaurants use natural stone due to its unmatched beauty and durability. Below are some of the most common natural stone materials used for restaurant countertops!


Granite is one of the most requested countertop materials for both residential and commercial spaces. This is likely due to its clean, classy appearance and reliable performance. Granite is a very strong material that will bring sustainability into your restaurant. It is durable enough to withstand daily operations, and beautiful enough to make your restaurant’s countertops the focal point in the room. Granite is very resistant to scratching and heat, but it can also be one of the more expensive materials to choose from


Quartz is another very popular countertop choice in the restaurant industry. Quartz is a very durable material that is resistant to staining. It is also antimicrobial, which means it’s the perfect material for food and drinks! Quartz also comes in a wide variety of colors and designs, allowing many options when trying to match the design of your restaurant!

If you decide to choose quartz countertops for your restaurants, keep in mind that:

  • Quartz is a heavy material that requires much support

  • Quartz is not resistant to heat

  • Quartz has a uniform appearance that lacks uniqueness and natural design


Natural marble is one of the most elegant and classy countertop materials anyone can choose. This is why many high-end restaurants choose natural marble for their countertop choice! Other than the elegance that marble possesses, it is also very resistant to heat and is offered in a variety of colors and designs. However, marble is not as durable as some of the other materials, which makes it more prone to scratching and chipping. However, when properly sealed, marble is one of the best options anyone can choose! 


Lastly, slate is another material that is frequently used for countertops and bar tops at restaurants. Slate offers you a durable surface with a unique texture and look. Slate is cheaper than some of the other options available, which makes it a great choice for tight budgets!

Overall, it’s important that you consider the appearance, durability and amount of maintenance that each material offers. Use this guide to help you choose the best countertop material for your restaurant and bar!

GMS Werks is known for our natural marble countertop services. If you are looking to start a new residential or commercial project, or would just like to learn more about what we do, visit our website or give us a call today!

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.