These 4 IKEA Countertops are Worth Considering For Your Next Home DIY Project

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display of ikea countertop samples

Got a home project in the works?

If you’re doing a home renovation and are in need of new countertops, IKEA is a great place to source highly-rated and affordable countertops! IKEA countertops are not only perfect for kitchens, but for laundry rooms, bathrooms, home office desks, and more. We’re sharing 4 of the best IKEA countertops available!

Before you shop: Make sure you read our post on why you’ll want to be part of the IKEA Family Rewards Program – it’s FREE!

Did you know: All countertops at IKEA are ready to be picked up at any time in the store. Plus, they can be cut to the length you want and you’ll get 2 edging strips with each slab to cover-up any necessary seams. As a nice bonus, every single option even comes with a 25 Limited Year warranty.

Here are our top picks for highly-rated IKEA countertops:


1. EKBACKEN white marble effect laminate

ikea marble countertop sample

Price per slab | $79-$99

If you’re looking to have a gorgeous marble slab in your kitchen or laundry room without the high price tag, look no further. IKEA delivers this highly-rated laminate option that you can score for just a small fraction of the cost of real marble!

IKEA faux marble countertop in modern kitchen

Here’s why you’ll love it:

  • Timeless style of real marble
  • Easy to wipe clean
  • Looks like real stone
  • Easy maintenance
  • Durable
  • Stain-resistant
  • Can be installed without a professional
  • 25 Limited Year warranty

Cons to think about:

  • Unable to support really heavy sinks

“This was originally a temporary solution for us. We were seriously struggling on deciding what material we wanted for our new kitchen countertops and finally, we decided that these would work for the next year or so. Well, so far they are awesome and look so great that I’ve decided we’re going to keep them for as long as they last. Taking them out when they’re so resilient and gorgeous would just be a total waste!”

– Katie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2. SÄLJAN black marble effect laminate

black marble countertop at ikea

Price per slab | $60-$70

Black countertops are a great way to add some drama and contrast to your kitchen. With this highly-rated countertop, you can get a black stone look for super cheap!

black countertop with bowl of green peas in pod

Here’s why you’ll love it:

  • Easy to wipe clean
  • Can be installed without a professional
  • Easy to maintain
  • Looks like real stone
  • 25 Limited Year warranty

Cons to think about:

  • Some mention that it dents easily
  • Can chip easily when cutting if not careful

“I put these in one of our rental units and these look fabulous over our white base cabinets (also from IKEA). These have a lovely black marble look and such a nice matte finish, slightly rounded and seamless edge so you don’t see the laminated corner – which always bothers me with this kind of material.

It’s very dense and hard and it has a tendency to chip when cut (we put tape over the cut area and used new blade to keep this at a minimum). However, just take a black sharpie and fill in the chips and immediately wipe off excess. You’re essentially staining the chipped area and you’ll hardly be able to notice. Overall, I just love this countertop and it’s obviously a great price!” 

– Jack ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

3. MÖLLEKULLA oak countertop

oak countertop laying on white counter with price tag

Price per slab | $160-$210

A solid oak countertop could typically run you as much as $200 per square foot, but IKEA delivers this affordable option where you can get an entire slab of it for that price! And while it’s not completely solid, the price alone makes it a great option to consider.

oak countertop with jars of preserved food and farmhouse sink

Here’s why you’ll love it:

  • Has a thick oak veneer
  • Can be sanded down when needed
  • Layered construction
    • Adds stability
    • Less sensitive to humidity
      • Less likely to bend, split or crack than solid wood
  • Pre-treated with hard wax oil
  • Wide plank design adds a timeless look
  • Strong and durable
  • Beautifully darkens with age
  • 25 Limited Year warranty

Cons to think about:

  • Might need to be resealed for maintenance

“We used this product for our kitchen, bath, laundry, and mudrooms in our new house. Naturally, I keep freaking out when water gets spilled on it since it’s wood, but it seems to be totally indestructible! I’m very pleased with these countertops.”

– Betty ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

4. KARLBY walnut countertop

walnut countertop sample on shelf

Price per slab | $190-$250

IKEA says it best, this wood countertop combines the best of solid butcher block and veneer and obviously comes at extremely low prices compared to what you’d pay elsewhere. Lots of reviews even stated that they love using it as a desk!

modern kitchen with IKEA walnut countertop

Here’s why you’ll love it:

  • Durable and natural material
  • Can be sanded when needed
  • Pretreated with hard wax oil
  • Layered construction
    • Adds stability
    • Less sensitive to humidity
      • Less likely to bend, split or crack than solid wood
  • Lightens to a beautiful honey color with age
  • Narrow plank design
    • Looks timeless
    • Versatile
      • Can go with traditional or modern homes
  • 25 Year Limited Warranty

Cons to think about:

  • Needs to be treated regularly

“I purchased and installed this countertop and it was a simple DIY. For the sink, I cut with a jigsaw from behind (as instructed) and cuts came out clean. The finish is a nice natural oil, and it brings out the beauty of the walnut. I added a walnut backsplash and a simple 1x4x8 foot piece from my lumber store – finished it with a similar oil/wax and you would never think they didn’t come as one piece! As long as you cut straight and clean it looks like exactly what they use in the factory.” 

– Ted ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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Comments 29

  1. Kur

    We have used the black ones in all our operatories for our dental office and they have withstood so many years of chemical disinfectant and wear and tear of use. They have held up well and still look new !
    I highly recommend them

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh wow! GREAT to hear how well they have held up! Thanks for sharing with us, Kur!

  2. Barbara

    I always thought these were only cut in pieces to fit IKEA cabinets. They are adjustable to other kinds too? What about a fat island piece? I was saving for years for new countertops and then used that money to fund our adoption, which is way more important, but I have duct tape on my countertops now. A cheaper alternative would be amazing!

    • Nita

      Sometimes when people are doing their kitchen remodels, they get rid of all their counter tops etc. n their quartz and marble slabs usually end up being thrown check online, otherwise I know by us in NJ they have a lot of wholesalers who have great pricing on marble and quartz but these IKEA slabs are a great option price wise as well. If you use a contractor, they’ll probably go with a more expensive option, so better to find it yourself imo.

    • Shawn

      The countertop slabs are standard sizes (just like what you would find available at Home Depot); they just require you to cut to fit, and then come with a trim piece to cover up the cut edge. They do have deeper slabs for islands, though not in every design. The one thing you have to watch out for, especially if you are replacing an existing countertop is thickness; the Ikea countertops may be thicker or thinner than what you currently have, and therefore come up slightly higher or lower on the walls.

  3. Keepin’ It Green

    Wow, I had no idea that Ikea had these inexpensive counter top alternatives. Thank you!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re so welcome!

  4. Bouncyb

    I actually used the Karlby walnut counter top for my craft room desk. I paired it with the white drawer system from ikea on each end and a filing cabinet in the center to make one super long desk for my husband and I.

  5. Mama24

    I’m interested in doing an entire ikea kitchen in our next home build. Does anyone have tips/thoughts/reviews for that!? Thanks!

    • Melanie

      You should check out the younghouselove blog. They put ikea kitchens in a duplex they renovated and have lots of tips.

      • Mama24

        Oooh I will! Love younghouselove

    • Elizabeth M

      My SIL just completes a complete kitchen Reno and cannot day enough good things about the Ikea cabinetry. And she installed them herself!

      • Mama24


        • Phil

          How do you get these counter tops exactly???

          • Phillip Smith

            Sorry I mean how do
            You get these cut****

    • Natalie

      Just a girl and her blog has a lot of information on the ikea kitchen remodel she did in her house. I found it very detailed and helpful

    • Linda Kelly

      I bought all my cabinets at Ikea and love them. I also bought the stove top and oven and microwave at Ikea. Some pieces were broken and Ikea replaced them. The doors and drawers open and close like magic.
      I did use a butcher block counter top, dishwasher and ‘fridge from elsewhere.
      The best part about it was that Ikea supplies a guy to do the measurements for free if you purchase from Ikea.

  6. s

    Dumb question but what is a slab? Like how many square feet?

    • Mandi

      (Not a dumb question 😉 ) For what I understand…a slab is just a general “construction” word that refers to any material being in one solid piece. For instance you can have a granite counter in large tiles that might even look like a single solid piece (a “slab”), but are in pieces, so it isn’t considered to be a “slab” – or you can have a single, solid piece called a slab. A slab can be any size. Hope this helps 🙂

  7. Raql

    We found the HAMMARP at Ikea Saint Louis, MO for only $89 (reg. $149) the big one for only $119 (reg. $199). We got the priced at $89 and bought 2 sawhorses priced at $15 each. It’s now a great and large solid oak desk! Love it.

  8. Jarnett

    I personally would shy away from using veneer butcher block in a kitchen. Ive used solid butcher block in all my rehab houses as well as my own! It is definitely not the most durable material but what I love about it is that you can sand out most imperfections. Once a year I take an orbital sander and take a light layer off. Removes most surface scratches and stains, then throw on a nice coat of oil to waterproof it. You’re not going to be able to sand down a veneer. Lowes carries 4,6,8 and 10ft lengths plus island size. Not a big price difference between those and the ikea so if you have the choice I would spend a little more and get solid wood! Just my 2 cents!

    • Nita

      Very true Jarrnett

  9. Michelle

    I put the IKEA white marble effect countertops in my kitchen over a year ago. They have held up very well and I am still in love with them!!

  10. Carrie

    How do you cut a provision for sink and faucet? Will ikea do that or do you need to hire a fabricator?

  11. Mike

    If you are looking for a cheap alternative to countertop, look at Giani Granite Countertop Paint Kit in Amazon. Great reviews. I will look at this for our guest bathroom.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the helpful suggestion, Mike!

    • Stacy

      Thanks for the tip! I’m definitely going to look into it!!

  12. Brooke

    Has anyone bought the quartz countertops from Ikea? I was just looking at them online yesterday! I’d love feedback on them. TIA!

    • Becky

      The Ikea quartz names are the same as Ceasarstone names so it is a established company not an Ikea made item.

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