Popular Countertops

The complete appearance of your kitchen may depend on countertops. It is compulsory for having an excellent countertop to enhance the elegance of the kitchen.  Countertops can be selected as your wish because there are various types. But, you should be careful to choose countertops as per your requirement within the budget. Now we are discussing the most popular countertops among the designers & users. 
Kitchen design

1. Laminate countertops     

Laminate countertops
Laminate countertops are consist of chipboards covered with a laminated sheet which is pasting by heating. It is easy to fix, even you are also able. All kinds of colors are available. Laminate countertops are comparatively cheap, as well as it is not crack resistant & thermal resistant. Therefore, you have to be careful when you use knives and hot pans. If the laminate countertop is damaged once, it is impossible to repair. 

2. Ceramic tile countertops

Ceramic tile countertops
These countertops are easy to fix. Many colors and many patterns are available. They can be cleaned quickly and show heat resistance. But ceramic tile countertops can be cracked or chipped because there's a sturdy surface. So, you have to be careful when you are chopping on it. Another disadvantage is the checker appearance due to the tile grove & it is unable to clean easily. 

3. Stone countertops

Stone countertops
Mainly there are two types of stone countertops; Marble & Granite. These countertops are durable and give a beautiful look. Stone countertops can be cleaned easily. Of course, you must polish and Seal them regularly to have an elegant look of it. Being a natural material, marble & Granite is always consisting of a porous material. Therefore you have to be careful of staining. 

4. Stainless steel countertops     

Stainless steel countertops
These countertops are affordable for high temperatures without any damage, and staining is not a problem for this countertop. When fixing stainless steel, you have to be careful because they can be dented or show scratches and nicks if they are not supported well. Most commonly used in industrial kitchens such as hotels & restaurants.

5. Butcher block countertops

Butcher block countertops
These countertops give your kitchen a warm feeling that only wood can provide. Your knife scratches are not a problem for these countertops because you can smooth out any scratches with sandpaper. Of course, you have to use vegetable oil regularly to clean the wood for a beautiful look. Too much water exposure can be led for staining and rotting the counter.

6. Solid surface countertops  

Solid surface countertops
Solid surface countertops are artificially made for having stone appearance & minimizing the disadvantages of stone countertops.  Various patterns and colors are available. Some styles look like Granite or other stone choices. This type is also very durable and easy to clean. Custom integrated sinks also can be fixed easily for this type of countertops. But you should hire an experienced contractor to fix this type of countertops. You have to careful with hot pots and pans.

8. Lava stone countertops   

Lava stone countertops
Lava stone countertops are made from natural volcanic rock, cut into slabs, topped with an enamel glaze, and fired at very high temperatures. These countertops can resist water, scratches, stain, and heat. These remarkable countertops are costly and difficult to find. 

Above mention, worktops are very popular types; there are more types such as concrete. I hope you have a better knowledge about countertops & this article takes part in choosing a suitable countertop for your kitchen. 

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