Different materials are available for the kitchen countertops to meet the different needs of people in function and price. One material is the natural stone that offers soapstone, granite, and slate as the commonly used materials. Granite is the most popular natural stone to be used as countertop despite its high price. It is durable that could even last for 10 up to 15 years of use in appropriate use and treatment. The other two are not so popular compared to granite countertops.
Another material of the kitchen countertops is the solid surface. Solid surface is made of acrylic, polyester or could be a combination of the two. The solid surface is repairable or renewable. It is also scratch and stain resistant as well. There are many colors or color combinations of the solid surface material. It could even imitate the color of natural stone or other materials as well.
Plastic laminate is another one of the materials of kitchen countertops to choose. It has another preferred name which is Formica. This material is basically durable and hard wearing so that it can survive quite a long time in everyday use kitchen. There are many options available of the plastic laminate materials yet only certain option that is perfect or appropriate for laminate countertops material. Make sure to get the one with general-purpose and matte finish label on it.
Ceramic tile is another popular choice for countertops material. It can be said that ceramic tile is many people’s choice back then because of the fact that it is low maintenance material. There are many colors, patterns, and also sizes of the tiles so that you could really choose the one that match your style. Other options of the kitchen countertops materials available are including wood and also concrete as well.