When selecting your countertops you will want to consider how you will use them in your kitchen or bath design. Your tops can set the personality of the room, blend into the background or be used to emphasize other design elements. The choice of materials, color and pattern are almost unlimited. Some of the most popular materials are concrete, granite, marble, butcher block, engineered stone, soapstone, limestone and tile. Some countertops cost more than others, so your budget is an important consideration.
Function is a key consideration in your countertop selection. Some surfaces are easier to maintain than others, while some tops can be resurfaced and others cannot. Consider using two different countertop materials in your kitchen, one near your cooktop and sink and another on the island.
Various countertop materials reflect the mood of the room. For example, if want to create an elegant atmosphere choose marble., to cozy up a space, think about butcher block or wood and to create that vintage feel select the perfect tile.
These important considerations are the reason it is best to consult an kitchen and bath design expert when considering a countertop to ensure that you add the perfect finishing touch to your kitchen or bath project.