Published at Friday, 25 August 2017 by Carina Lefevre in Countertops, with total 32 photos.
If words like "durable," "long lasting" and "easy-to-clean" sound like music to your ears, then a solid-surface countertop is the kitchen surface for you. Available in a number of styles, solid-surface countertops are made to look like their more costly brothers, such as granite and marble. Typically made from acrylic and polyester materials—which are essentially plastics—solid-surface countertops are non-porous, making them resistant to harmful bacteria.
Finally, if your heart is set on granite but your wallet is stuck on laminate, you're in luck. The hottest new laminates are made to look like the much more expensive granite. A cost-effective option is solid surface countertops. They're man-made from natural materials and acrylic polymer for a durable, nonporous surface that can easily be fixed if it stains or scratches. This product will probably cost 20 percent less than a stone countertop.
There are a wide variety of options available when it comes to choosing your new kitchen countertop, including laminate, tiles, stainless steel and granite surfaces. It is important to consider your budget, time available and how you will be using your kitchen countertop. For example, if your budget is limited and you are seeking a DIY project, then you might want to install a laminate or tiled kitchen countertop. On the other hand, granite, stainless steel and marble countertops can all be installed with professional help ranging from minimal involvement to full installation.