Guest post by Scott Jenkins of http://www.quartz-countertop.info/
If you’re getting tired of the same old same old and are looking for countertop options for the kitchen you’re in luck. You don’t have to have the same countertop that every neighbor on your street has. You can take a look at different alternatives to find the right countertop that blends in with your own personality.
Stainless steel countertops
If you want your kitchen to look like it’s part of a restaurant magazine and have your neighbors ooh and aah every time they enter, take a look at stainless steel countertops as an option. These tops are durable, heat resistant and clean up with a simple wipe. The only flaw with getting one of these countertops is they are expensive and if you aren’t careful with them they can dent.
These types of countertops are becoming popular for kitchens with a modern design. Usually the concrete is cast in the kitchen and you will have your choice of colors. This is an unusual countertop that can actually look quite exotic once it is installed.
Ceramic tiles can be used as a countertop and they are a flexible option to work with. Tiles are available in any color under the sun and in various patterns. Don’t rule out tile countertops just because your grandmother may have had them. Ceramic tiles have come a long way and there are beautiful designs available that can add a lot to any type of kitchen. Tiles are also available in copper or aluminum if you’re searching for a completely new look. You’ll have your choice of smooth or brushed textures and you can also choose the size and pattern you want to use.
Granite laminate and quartz countertops
Of course, you always have the option of granite, laminate and quartz styled countertops. While these tops are a lot more common, that is not to say that they won’t look great in your kitchen. It all depends on the one you pick and how it fits into the rest of the kitchen decor. These are some of the countertop options for the kitchen that you’ll be able to browse through when you’re ready for a change or if you’re building your own house. All of them have their good and bad points and the one you finally choose should be based on your budget, how it will look in your kitchen and just how different you dare to be.