When it comes to kitchen countertop materials, you've got a lot of options.
Which one you choose could depend on your style, personal preference and plenty of other factors. But one thing is for sure: Making the right choice depends on your understanding of the pros and cons of all your options.
Here's a look at some popular kitchen countertop materials—and why each one might be right for you:
Not only are countertops made from stone or ceramic tile durable, they're also affordable. In addition, they are not that common, so if you're going for a unique look in your kitchen, tile can help provide it.
Of course, a unique look doesn't come completely cost-free. Tile countertops have grout joists that can get dirty, crack and keep you busy with cleaning and maintenance. But if you don't mind using a little elbow grease on your counters, they're a nice option.
Of all the kitchen countertop materials, none holds its value, offers the durability and comes in so many color options as natural stone. Granite, soapstone and quartz have been known to instantly increase the value of a home. Each is also incredibly durable, sometimes serving as their own cutting boards.
Sure, natural stone is an investment, but it's an investment that holds its value.