As countertops make a large portion of the surfaces in your kitchen they are clearly one of the most important parts of the design process. There are several factors to consider when deciding on the type of countertop to go for. What style do you want the kitchen to be? How much use will it get? Are you aiming for a bold color or something more subtle? Is your design idea contemporary or based on a period in history? Answer these questions and you’ll be able to pinpoint the right countertop for you.
Although traditionally wood was the most common material for countertops this has decreased in popularity in recent years. This is due to the fact that wood can be more easily marked than other materials, and there is also the belief that it is more likely to harbor germs. (Although this theory has recently been discounted). Popular work surfaces today include natural stone, plastic laminate, ceramic tile and even concrete! These each have their own individual benefits such as range of colors and price.