Selecting materials for the kitchen can be a daunting task. It has to be something that can stand up to a lot of abuse through slimy messes, sticky spills, and daily scrubbing. Your countertops frame your entire kitchen. They must be functional and beautiful all while keeping up with your busy lifestyle.
If you are constantly putting hot things on the counters, you don’t want laminate which can burn easily. If you are looking for a white counter, it will be nearly impossible to find granite in a solid color.
Depending on your budget, style, and kitchen habits, there are a few things to keep in mind when selecting the best kitchen countertop for you and your family: