Countertops are a great way to add style, as well as visual texture, to your kitchen. There are so many different options to choose from, but it is really about what fits your style, and what aspects are important to you.
You Have Many Options
Countertops can vary from sleek solid surface counters to a busy granite full of naturalistic beauty, and everywhere in between. Granite is one of the most popular choices people often consider when choosing a countertop.
There are many excellent factors and characteristics of granite. Granite is extremely hard and is a natural stone, which gives it such a beautiful unrefined look. People often select it because it is able to blend with many styles, and there is a great variety of different stones.
Also, when choosing granite you are able to select an exact slab, which might have unique characteristics. One of the downsides of granite is that you have to reseal it fairly often and be cautious of the chemicals you use to clean it.
You are able to cut food on it without damaging the stone, but you might ruin the finish of it over time. Although granite is a wonderful option, people often find themselves focused solely on this one countertop without knowing their other options.
For a sleeker look, you might think a solid colored countertop might be another option. There are many different countertop options to consider when remodeling your kitchen. Some options for that might be Silestone countertops, stained concrete, a plastic laminate countertop, or a solid surface countertop like Corian.