Are you looking to place a countertop in your workshop, but are unsure what material you should use? With the vast array of available materials, it can be confusing to choose the perfect one for you. Today, we will discuss how to determine your countertop needs and which countertops are traditionally best for workshops.

Workshop countertop

Determine Your Workshop Needs

When it comes to workshops, durability is more important than beauty. You want something that can take a beating, doesn’t need much upkeep, and gets the job done. What you do in your workshop plays a significant role in choosing the right countertop material. Are you going to be doing metalworking, woodworking, auto repairs, painting, or some other type of craft? For example, if you plan to work on cars, you will likely want a countertop that will be resistant to stains from oil or grease.

Who Will See It?

If your workshop is just for you, you only need something durable without the hefty price tag. However, if your workshop is your center for business, you may want to consider investing in a more elegant countertop that will look nice when customers visit. Speaking with a design specialist can help business owners understand appearance needs.

Analyze Your Price Range

The cost of a countertop can range anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to ten thousand dollars. Determining your price range in advance will help narrow down which options are available within your budget.

Best Countertops for Workshops

Generally speaking, long-last durability is the center focus for most workshops. That is why we have chosen these materials as the best countertops for workshops.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a popular choice for industrial countertops everywhere, from restaurants to kitchens. Stainless steel is non-porous, so it doesn’t stain, and is heat-resistant. Please keep in mind that stainless steel can get scratched and dented. However, the more dinged up it gets, the better it looks! Do note that working on stainless steel can be noisy, so if you keep odd hours or have other people close by, it may be annoying for them to listen to you working.


Concrete is an excellent choice for workshops who want a bit more flair and still have hardy durability. Concrete comes in a vast array of colors, designs, and sizes, making it perfect for those with a creative streak. Concrete is resistant to scratches and chipping, but it needs regular protective coatings to keep up its strength.


Butcher block countertops, made of thick wood strips, have been a popular choice for workshops for centuries. The wood is nearly indestructible, able to take quite a beating. It also much quieter to work on than stainless steel. However, wood is a porous material, so it can stain and be scratched. Regular protective coatings can help, but if you don’t care what it looks like, it doesn’t matter.

Are you ready to install a countertop in your workshop, or do you have more questions? Please feel free to reach out to us at any time. We want to help you with all your countertop needs!