Published at Tuesday, 22 August 2017 by Rainier Roux in Countertops, with total 30 photos.
But as someone who loves to cook (and tends to be especially messy when doing so) and hates to clean, I've always considered marble too impractical for the kitchen. It's incredibly porous, so if it's not sealed correctly and regularly it's going to absorb that red wine you've spilled on it. Plus, it scratches and chips easily. Don't even think about letting those knife blades come in contact with marble.
Bright, custom kitchen countertop colors—think red, baby blue, turquoise and bright green—are all the rage when it comes to making a statement in the contemporary kitchen, but you might be looking for something more timeless. If you're looking for more of a classic look that will stand the test of time (and be appealing, not off-putting, to future homeowners), consider more natural colors like a soft, complementary green, or the always classic but dramatic-looking bright white.
Although granite has been popular for many years, the latest trends in countertop surfaces include soapstone, solid surface and laminate. Decorative and durable, these surfaces range from affordable to expensive and glossy to matte, all to fit your kitchen's needs.