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.
Laminates are considered the most common countertop material. It is also beautiful, cheap, and very elegant. Regular maintenance is what it needs, however.
This can be made out of marble, granite, quartz and concrete. They are durable compared to laminates. And they can even give your kitchen a more sophisticated look. In fact, this material is said to be an eco-friendly solution for kitchen countertops.
For the homeowner who is after of the elegance and timeless beauty a countertop must bring, the glass, ceramic tiles, stainless steel and granite are among the top choices. Each possesses distinctive qualities.
Natural materials come in tile form also, and are a great compromise in both style and price. Concrete countertops have been more popular recently, but are losing their appeal, because of higher upkeep involved and change of consumer taste.
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