While cabinets are considered the “star” of any kitchen remodeling, the countertops are the supporting players, setting the room's tone while serving the vital function of meal preparation space. Counters can brighten a room, make it bold or serene and quiet while making it easier to work, de-clutter, and complete tasks. Backsplashes
have now important as design tools, defining areas and creating focal points.
While there are many countertop materials, from laminate to solid surfacing and concrete, stainless steel, and wood, tile is by far a preferred choice. It is stylish, durable and easy to maintain, and affordable; you can mix and match them, which creates a unique design and various price points. Tile provides more design choices than almost any other countertop material; these days, it can be made to look like anything, including stone, wood, fabric, and leather.
Quarried stone slabs are also preferred, especially marble, which is practically synonymous with the word luxury and has unique veining. Other popular stones are Quartz/Quartzite. Quartzite is engineered quartz; a little bit of manufacturing gives Mother Nature a boost, making it current to meet modern-day needs. Around 3% resin makes this countertop entirely non-porous and resistant to stains and scratching.
Soapstone has a dark rich hue, is often gray, and develops an antique patina. It's hard and fairly scratch-resistant, but it can be easily sanded out if it does happen. Granite is known as the hardest rock and has an elegant appearance with veins of various hues. It withstands heat, is durable, adds real estate value to a home, and requires minimal maintenance when treated with a sealer.