Ceramic Tile Countertops and their Pros and Cons

By | April 8, 2012

Ceramic tiles are usually used for flooring or walls, however, they can also be used for countertops. A kitchen with ceramic tile countertops looks elegant and neat. Both wall and floor tiles can be used for countertops. While wall tiles are found in more styles, floor tiles are more durable. However, choose any of them considering your preferences. Here are some of the pros and cons of ceramic tile countertops.


  • Ceramic tiles are available in various colors. So, the countertops can be made by using patterns of various colors in such a way that they match the kitchen style.
  • They are available in various sizes. Still, they can be cut in desired shapes and sizes as per your designed pattern.
  • Ceramic tile countertops do not scratch or stain. They are even heat-resistant and hence, can take even hot pans.
  • They are easy to clean.
  • They are available in varied price ranges and you can choose the tiles depending on your affordability.


  • The counter surface made of ceramic tiles is uneven.
  • Though the tiles do not get stained, their grout lines can stain. The stained grout lines are difficult to clean.
  • The hard surface and finish of ceramic tiles may make the knives dull.
  • Ceramic tiles can easily chip or crack and hence, one should avoid dropping heavy objects on the counter.
  • Though they are scratch-resistant, tiles with higher gloss finish can show more scratches and scrapes.

Keep in mind the pros and cons of ceramic tile countertops, and follow the required maintenance to make them look elegant and durable.