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The Best IKEA Kitchen Countertops Guide

last updated: January 10, 2020

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Written by: Ross

Whether you’re planning a completely new kitchen from an empty room or redesigning your existing kitchen from scratch, one of the best parts of designing your new cooking space is choosing the countertop material and style that you want. 

The Best IKEA Kitchen Countertops Guide

Not only are your countertops a vital part of your kitchen’s structure, but at the same time, they’ll also help you pull the rest of your design components together, completing the entire look and feel of your room

For instance, you’ll be able to match your countertops to your kitchen’s paint color, backsplash pattern, or even the flooring that you want. 

However, with so many countertop materials, styles and designs available to choose from, it can be nearly impossible to come to a final decision on the matter. 

Fortunately, we’ve taken all the hard work out of this for you, and have compiled the following guide of the IKEA countertop styles and materials available in 2020. As well as some of the year’s trendiest styles and designs currently available. 

And not only that but no matter what you choose, these IKEA countertops are guaranteed to breathe new life into just about any home’s cooking space.

IKEA Laminate Countertops

If you’re looking for one of the most budget-friendly IKEA countertop options available, without sacrificing on style, then laminate countertops from IKEA are just what you’ve been looking for.

ikea laminate countertop

Although IKEA laminate countertops aren’t the most talked-about countertop material on the market, they’re still wholly capable of providing you and your home with style and sophistication, all while providing your home with few additional perks. 

For example, laminate is a man-made material, meaning that it’s often available in a greater number of styles and designs. In fact, in some cases, laminate is even able to perfectly imitate the look and feel of real stone, without the exorbitant cost of installing real stone. 

Plus, laminate countertops from IKEA are also relatively stain-proof, unlike most types of natural stone such as granite or marble, which need to be routinely resealed to protect them from stains.

ikea laminate countertops

And to top it all off, when choosing laminate countertops from IKEA, you’ll have the option of choosing from more than a dozen classic IKEA countertop variations, such as SALJAN, ECKBACKEN, LILLTRASK, and HALLESTAD, all of which are capable of adding that perfect designer touch to your brand-new cooking space.

IKEA Laminate Countertops design and sizes

Currently IKEA offers 4 different lineups and a total of 13 different style variations, ECKBACKEN, LILLTRASK, SALJAN and HALLESTAD. Also, we can divide IKEA laminate countertops into four different style groups so let`s have a closer look to each of them.

 

Stone Effect 

EKBACKEN – white marble

ikea laminate countertops EKBACKEN white marble effect

EKBACKEN – white marble IKEA laminate countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

EKBACKEN – light gray concrete

ikea laminate countertops EKBACKEN light gray concrete effect

EKBACKEN – light gray concrete IKEA laminate countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

EKBACKEN – dark gray marble

ikea laminate countertops EKBACKEN dark gray marble effect

EKBACKEN – dark gray marble IKEA laminate countertop is available in two sizes:74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

SÄLJAN – light gray mineral effect

ikea laminate countertops SALJAN light gray mineral effect

SÄLJAN – light gray mineral effect IKEA laminate countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

SÄLJAN – beige stone effect

ikea laminate countertops SÄLJAN beige stone effect

SÄLJAN – beige stone effect IKEA laminate countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

SÄLJAN – White stone effect

ikea laminate countertops SALJAN white stone effect

SÄLJAN – White stone effect IKEA laminate countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

SÄLJAN – Black mineral effect

ikea laminate countertops SALJAN black mineral effect

SÄLJAN – Black mineral effect IKEA laminate countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

 

Wooden effect

SÄLJAN – Oak Effect

ikea laminate countertops SÄLJAN oak effect

SÄLJAN – Oak Effect IKEA laminate countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

EKBACKEN – Ash Effect

ikea laminate countertops EKBACKEN ash effect

EKBACKEN – Ash Effect IKEA laminate countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

 

Patterned

HÄLLESTAD – double sided white aluminum

ikea laminate countertops HALLESTAD double sided white aluminum

HÄLLESTAD – double sided white aluminum IKEA laminate countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

EKBACKEN – matte beige

ikea laminate countertops EKBACKEN matte beige

EKBACKEN – matte beige IKEA laminate countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

 

Colored

EKBACKEN – matte black anthracite

ikea laminate countertops EKBACKEN matte black anthracite

EKBACKEN – matte black anthracite IKEA laminate countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

LILLTRÄSK – plain white

ikea laminate countertops LILLTRASK white

LILLTRÄSK – plain white IKEA laminate countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

 

All in all IKEA laminate countertops is great option if you are on the budged and still want to give your kitchen modern stylish look.

But, if laminate isn’t what you’re looking for, maybe a thick-veneered countertop will be more up to your liking.

Thick veneer Countertops By IKEA

IKEA countertops aren’t only the best countertops you’ll find, but IKEA is known for using materials in the absolute best way possible.

IKEA Thick veneer countertop ikea kitchen

So when it comes to thick-veneered IKEA countertops, you can be sure that you’re getting the best balance of age-old, high-quality craftsmanship combined with the most modern manufacturing methods currently available. 

Thick-veneered countertops are made by using a thin layer of attractive material to cover up a core material, which is typically made from particleboard. 

This manufacturing process makes thick-veneered countertops easier to install, as well as making them more resistant to heat and humidity than solid wood countertops.

IKEA Thick veneer countertops

Furthermore, since IKEA countertops are made using a low-waste policy, they use the entire tree. This means that even the smallest branches and twigs are used to create the stunning veneers you’ll find on these countertops from IKEA. 

So when you choose thick-veneered IKEA countertops, not only will you be getting a gorgeous new countertop for your kitchen, but you’ll also be able to feel good about your choice since you’ll be making an affordable, eco-friendly choice. 

IKEA Thick Veneer Countertops design and sizes

Finally, when choosing thick-veneered IKEA countertops, you’ll have the option of choosing from 5 different lineups and a total of 9 different style variations, including KARLBY, PINNARP, BARKABODA, SKOGSA, and MOLLEKULLA.

KARLBY - oak veneer and KARLABY countertop for kitchen island

ikea thick veneer countertop KARLBY oak veneer

KARLBY – oak veneer IKEA thick veneer countertop is available in three sizes: 74×25 ⅝x1 ½”; 98×25 ⅝x1 ½”; and 74x42x1 ½”

KARLBY - walnut veneer

ikea thick veneer countertop KARLBY walnut veneer

KARLBY – walnut IKEA thick veneer countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

KARLBY - birch veneer

ikea thick veneer countertop KARLBY-birch veneer

KARLBY – birch IKEA thick veneer countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

BARKABODA - walnut veneer

ikea thick veneer countertop BARKABODA-walnut veneer

BARKABODA – walnut IKEA thick veneer countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

PINNARP - ash veneer

ikea thick veneer countertop PINNARP-ash veneer

PINNARP – ash IKEA thick veneer countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

PINNARP - walnut veneer

ikea thick veneer countertop PINNARP-walnut veneer

PINNARP – walnut IKEA thick veneer countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

SKOGSA - oak veneer

ikea thick veneer countertop SKOGSA-oak veneer

SKOGSA – oak IKEA thick veneer countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

MOLLEKULLA - oak veneer

ikea thick veneer countertop MOLLEKULLA-oak veneer

MOLLEKULLA – oak IKEA thick veneer countertop is available in two sizes: 74×1 ½” and 98×1 ½”

 

IKEA thick veneer countertop is the best choice if you want to have durable countertops but not quite ready for the stone countertops.

But that’s not all IKEA has to offer. In fact, we’ve saved the best for last. So keep reading and we’ll take a look at the absolute best, most practical countertop material available from IKEA.

IKEA Quartz Countertops

Whether you’re a brand new homeowner or you’ve been in your home for years, I’m sure you already know that quartz offers one of the best and most stylish countertop design options currently available on the market.

quartz countertop on ikea kitchen

Not only are quartz countertops smooth and stylish, but they’re also one of the most practical kitchen countertop materials available from IKEA. That’s because quartz IKEA countertops have a naturally non-porous surface, which helps protect them from moisture and staining. 

Quartz is one of the hardest materials known to man, and IKEA’s KASKER quartz countertops are made with up to 93% pure quartz. So you can rest assured knowing that your quartz countertops are going to be scratch-proof and virtually indestructible for all the years to come.

quartz countertop on ikea kitchen

When choosing quartz IKEA countertops, you’ll be able to choose from a massive selection of stunning colors and edge choices, giving you the complete freedom and the most control possible over your brand new kitchen design.

ikea quartz countertop

Choose from straight, round, beveled, chamfered, or full-round edge finishes to add the epitome of style and sophistication to your home. Plus, IKEA’s KASKER quartz surfaces are also available as backsplashes too. 

So in other words, you’ll be able to install the most stunning countertop imaginable into your kitchen, and then you’ll be able to finish it off, complementing it with a perfectly matched backsplash for an added touch of style.

IKEA Countertops Pricing and Installation

Whether you’re starting your new kitchen design project from scratch or you simply want to remove your old countertops and replace them with new IKEA countertops, it’s important to know that Easy Afford has got you covered. 

We’re one of the GTA’s leading IKEA kitchen, laminate and thick veneer countertop installation specialists, offering some of the best prices, and the most friendly customer services you’ll find in the area. 

Also, if you are thinking about other options for your countertop, such as marble or granite, or if you want to get more options on quartz countertops including trendy veined quartz countertops, we can help you with that as well, sicne we tightly work with on of the best rated stone countertops fabricator.

As well as that, on top of offering same-day measurements, we also offer 2 to 4 day turnaround times on most countertop installation projects.

So if you’re interested in learning more about your pricing and installation options, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our team of highly-skilled ikea kitchen specialists is waiting to hear from you.

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