No longer are we confined to a few options for our counters. Today there are several different types of materials being used as countertops and depending on your personal taste and the aesthetic of your home; you could have a kitchen counter that lasts a lifetime.
Some of the options for countertops are: Laminate, Tile, Glass, Solid Wood, Cement, Granite, Marble, Limestone and Quartz.
The options for stone countertops are vast and vary in color and texture. One very popular stone used in many homes today is granite. Granite countertops come in many variations of color and will give your kitchen a beautiful look though, they must be sealed. Another stone option for kitchen countertops is Quartz. Quartz is a man made stone with generally 93% to 94% natural quartz. Quartz is one of the hardest elements in nature. In fact Quartz is what give Granite its hardness.
Granite CountertopOne of the most beautiful stone option is marble. Marble countertops are typically seen in high end custom designed kitchens. They require careful maintenance but are extremely durable.
Glass counters are truly a thing of beauty. They are manufactured theses days in many colors and texture and require no maintenance.
Solid wood counters are not just butcher block anymore. They can come in a plank look in just about any wood you may desire. Like all natural counter materials they do require higher maintenance.