Kitchen countertops make a real statement within the room. Other than the floor, the countertops cover more surface area within the kitchen than anything else and therefore make an obvious centrepiece. Granite is an extremely popular option as a natural stone choice, offering a large variety of colours, patterns and durability. However, other materials are climbing the popularity scale as people try to create unique finishes.
For example, quartz portrays a smooth uniform finish, excluding the veins and imperfections granite presents. Other natural stones such as slate, marble and soap stone are other options and life granite are porous and therefore need sealing before use. Whatever you choose, look into each option and the advantages and disadvantages, ensuring you follow the correct treatments.