Once a high-end surface, granite has become nearly ubiquitous, thanks to the availability of budget-friendly varieties, such as those in the Artisan Group’s Modesto Collection. The line was recently expanded with three new colors: El Dorado, Mendola and Petra (shown), which features gray and black flecks on a white background. All three are offered with a lifetime warranty. Pricing begins at $35 per sq. ft.