Selecting your kitchen countertops for your kitchen remodeling project is not hard, but it is full of more choices than ever before. You now have a range of new countertop materials and applications that have expanded choices in patterns, colors, and textures. While, mixing and matching different countertop materials and elements has gained in popularity.
For instance you might pair one counter top material for the island countertop and pick another to pair with the cabinetry that runs along the walls. Or, you could use stainless steel adjoining the cook top with a marble insert for a bake center and solid surface material around the perimeter. When looking at choices for your countertop material give some thought also to them as a matching or completely different backsplash
When it comes to selecting the right kitchen countertop your personal taste and the function it is intended for will ultimately determine your choice. Really, there are no hard and fast rules to apply to the countertop material you choose. However the one factor that it is important for you to consider while choosing is the maintenance required. Before you make a final choice remember that some materials require more care than others. It does not matter how perfect a counter top material fits into your kitchen design if it requires more care and attention than you are are able or willing to give it. For example marble countertops are beautiful but they must be sealed periodically. Because it is a soft porous stone sealing must be done so that it does not absorb liquids, even water can leave a mark, which could stain it.