When you think of having a kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation done; one of the biggest factors to take into consideration is counter top options. There are a variety of different styles for either of the two most used rooms in the house so you should be aware of all your choices. In the kitchen, the type of countertop you choose should depend heavily on what you'll be doing. For someone who likes to dine out a lot, marble countertops are a very classy option. It can be the ideal choice for someone who won't be using the kitchen as often.
Hardwood countertops are a great idea for people who love to cook and plan on chopping a lot of meat and vegetables. Since the counter tops are impervious to blades, there's no need for a cutting board. However, every surface that comes in contact with animal blood--especially chicken blood--should be sterilized with a strong antiseptic. Stainless steel countertops are another great option if you frequently use your kitchen. As their name implies, they're a breeze to clean and they have the strength of steel. Unfortunately, their appearance is also very sterile and they aren't the most aesthetically pleasing counter tops.
Granite countertops are a great option when it comes to a kitchen or bathroom renovation. They have a very classy look at an affordable price. Granite is also a great option for day to day use as it is fairly easy to clean. This option has a wide variety of colors available to choose from.
A tile countertop gives a kitchen or bathroom personality. Unfortunately, the tiny squares require a lot of grout to lay them in place. When installed, the grout can become stained and it's difficult to clean between the tiles. Also, the tiles can become loose over time and may even become dislodged. Be sure to explore every available option for countertops before you decide because everyone's needs are different. After all, you don’t want to be unhappy with the finished project…or even change your mind after is it completed.