The most important thing to consider when choosing your new countertop is the price. Laminate countertops are often considered the cheapest. And despite being the most affordable, they are often considered boring. If you are looking to not only change around your kitchen, but improve the way it looks, you may be or marble.
One of the newest countertop materials to be introduced to the kitchen design market are the glass countertops. Thick, tempered glass is used for this purpose, and there are a lot of designs and textures to choose from. They are non-porous and are extremely easy to maintain. These are perfect for modern kitchens, and their textures are ideal for camouflaging small scratches and fingerprints.
Glass countertop can make a very sexy look in a kitchen. It is considered a sophisticated choice nowadays. Glass countertop can match with almost any color you want for your kitchen. Its reflective quality makes any room larger and more vibrant.
On the expensive side, granite kitchen countertops have become very popular. They add class and elegance to any kitchen, there is an endless colour variety available, to match whatever colour kitchen cabinets you have. They hold up to heat, and so long as they are properly installed, they can last a lifetime. Another similar option, which is not as well known, is 'Engineered Stone'. This is made of 93% quartz particles. It is heat resistant, stain resistant, and acid resistant, and does not scratch easily - all bonuses when it comes to kitchen countertops. In addition it is available in a wide variety of colours so you can always match, or complement your kitchen cabinets. If you are asking 'which type of countertop is right for you', provided the price is not out of your budget, granite or engineered stone will meet your every need.
For the eco-conscious consumer, there are more choices of recycled materials being used in countertops. One popular choice is recycled colored glass bits set in a polyresin matrix producing an Art Deco look that is colorful, durable, and earth-friendly.
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