There are so many kitchen countertop materials available to homeowners that it may be difficult to pick the right one for your kitchen. You need to consider the style and the price tag of the kitchen countertop as well as your kitchen activity before settling on one material. GBC Kitchen and Bath has prepared a list of some of the popular countertop materials, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
- Granite Kitchen Countertops
Granite is a very popular choice for homeowners because of its aesthetic appeal, unique grains, and customizable finishes. It is one of the most durable options for countertops when it is properly sealed. The material is also cheap to purchase but the price can quickly go up with complex installations or installation of exotic slabs.
- Tile Kitchen Countertops
Tile is one of the most affordable choices for kitchen countertops. In addition, it is one of the few DIY options available, which means you can lower the cost of installation by doing it yourself. Furthermore, tile is incredibly durable, whether it is ceramic or stone tile. Maintenance can be difficult but try selecting a dark grout and a durable version of tile and you are good to go.
- Recycled Paper-Based Kitchen Countertops
Sounds like the worst possible option for a kitchen countertop, but recycled paper-based material can surprise you with its durability. You can get the feel and look of soapstone with this material by simply blending the recycled paper with pigments and resins. You can achieve the soapstone feel at a fraction of the cost of using real soapstone. In addition, it is an eco-friendly choice suitable for homeowners who are environmentally aware.
- Marble Kitchen Countertops
Marble kitchen countertops are always in style and are most preferred by white kitchen lovers. The material offers the most variety and develops a certain pattern with use. However, it can scratch and stain easily, thus protective measures have to be put in place.