When renovating your kitchen or bathroom, there are plenty of different materials to choose from. The type you ultimately select will depend on your budget and preferences, but with so many options it can be hard to find what's right for you. That's why Collins Remodeling put together this guide that highlights some of the most popular choices:

Bamboo surfaces

Bamboo surfaces are durable, lightweight and beautiful. Bamboo is a renewable resource that has great thermal qualities. It's also naturally antibacterial and can be easily treated to be flame-retardant. All of these qualities make it an excellent choice for kitchen or bathroom renovations!

Bamboo is available as flooring, countertops, paneling, or even cabinetry (if you're feeling brave). If you want your kitchen to be bold but not overwhelming—say goodbye old laminate countertops and hello to some clean new bamboo ones!


Quartz is a hard, non-porous material made of silicon dioxide. It has a high melting point and is resistant to corrosion and abrasion, making it an ideal choice for use in the kitchen or bathroom. Quartz is also easy to clean and maintain, which makes it an excellent option for installation in wet areas.

Poured concrete

Poured concrete is a great choice for durability and to create a custom look. You can use it as countertops, backsplashes or even flooring! It’s very versatile in terms of how you can stain or paint it to match your décor.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel is a durable material that can be used in the bathroom, kitchen or any other room of your home. It's easy to clean and install, making it a great option for homeowners looking to update their kitchens or bathrooms while maintaining the appearance of their home.


Marble is a natural stone that comes in many colors, but it's most commonly used to create countertops. If you're looking for a material that's durable and easy-to-maintain, marble may be the right fit for your home.


Terrazzo is a composite material that is made by combining marble slabs and cement. It is a durable material that is resistant to moisture and stains, making it a good choice for kitchens and bathrooms that are used frequently. Terrazzo can be polished to create different finishes, including matte or glossy sheens.

Engineered stone

Engineered stone is a composite material made of cement, stone and other materials. It can be used to make countertops, flooring and backsplashes for kitchens and bathrooms. Engineered stone is very durable and resistant to heat, cold and moisture. The surface can be textured or polished to give it a natural look.

Stone slabs

Stone slabs are a popular choice for kitchen and bathroom renovations. They're an attractive, durable material that can withstand heavy use, cleaning and moisture from the bathroom. Stone slabs come in many colors, patterns and textures, so you’ll be able to find one that fits your style.


There are a lot of options when it comes to renovating your kitchen or bathroom. Even if you have an idea in mind, there is still some research that needs to be done in order to make sure that you get the best possible finish. The materials we’ve listed above are just some examples of what is available on the market today; however, there are many others out there too which could work perfectly for your needs!