Kitchen worktops are available for purchase in such a wide array of materials that it can sometimes be confusing when making a choice. Compare these kitchen work surfaces by examining all factors, such as cost, style and maintenance.
Granite - Granite is a popular choice in kitchen worktops as the surface is durable and requires minimum maintenance. Keep the installation affordable by using granite tile instead of one solid length.
Stainless Steel - Kitchen worktops made of stainless steel give the kitchen an industrial look and are easy to clean. The downside is the cost of the custom fit and professional installation.
Laminate - Laminate countertops are popular largely because of their affordability, durability, choice of colors and ease in cleaning.
DIY Kitchen Worktops - The DIY homeowner can construct custom worktops from wood, ceramic tile or concrete. Each of these surfaces is affordable. Sealant is required on the wood and concrete and the grout lines for durability.
Solid Surface - Solid surface kitchen worktops are stain-resistant, nonporous and available in a selection of colors and patterns. Constructed with a solid color throughout the material, these countertops feature a gloss or matte finish.