If you\'re lucky enough to renovate your kitchen or at least think about it, you might wonder which type of countertop is best for you. With so many styles, materials and colors to choose from, the whole process will become overwhelming. Not long ago I just went through this, and I saved my research. The type of desktop you choose will depend on your budget, the amount of desktop you use, and the look you like. There are many colors and patterns to choose from. If your budget doesn\'t allow you to change your countertop in a year or two, stay away from fashionable colors or designs. Some trends don\'t even last that long! You don\'t want the kitchen to look \"out of date\". Choice: Plastic laminated countertops are sold under brand names such as Formica. The price of these tables is the most reasonable. They have a variety of colors, patterns and finishes. The overall color of the plastic reinforced wood countertop will help reduce scratches, debris and scratches. It is easy to clean the plastic laminate countertop with mild detergent and water. However, they do have some shortcomings. Plastic laminate countertops are not heat-resistant, easy to dirty, easy to scratch, and there is no real replacement for maintenance. Toolkits can be purchased at hardware stores and home improvement stores, but repairs are usually obvious. Wet spills that remain on the mesa can cause the mesa to rise and bubbles. They are also not the most attractive options, as seams appear and darken with age, which makes them more obvious. Wooden or meat countertops. These countertops are made of hardwood and have a limited natural hardwood color. Cleaning includes wiping with mild detergents and water. To disinfect, use a mixture of bleach and water. Remove stains with lemon and salt or baking soda and white vinegar. Meat tables need to be finished with food grade mineral oil, which usually depends on the use. The prices of these countertops range from reasonable to expensive, depending on the choice and thickness of wood. Scratches and marks can be polished with fine sandpaper. Deep scratches can also be polished with sandpaper, but the entire table must be polished with sandpaper to keep the surface even. The disadvantage of wooden countertops is that they are easy to get dirty. If they are not oiled, they will crack and be easily damaged and bent by water. Granite countertops have many natural tones and are expensive. Granite countertops should be regularly cleaned with soapstone. Soapstone is sold in hardware stores and home decoration stores. Granite should be sealed to prevent dyeing, although the seal will not completely prevent stains, it will give you more time to clean up spills before they become stains. You can\'t use any acid detergent on granite because it will corrode the surface. You can use the ointment provided by the shop selling stone countertops to remove the stains. They are very heat-resistant. Granite countertops require considerable maintenance and must be used with care. Scratches can be sanded and trimmed with sandpaper, but the job is usually best left to professionals. The granite mesa will crack. The maintenance and maintenance guidelines for slate countertops are basically the same as those for granite countertops. They are expensive and fragile and scratch prone. They have many natural colors, such as blue, gray, green-brown or purple. Slate is not as easy or fast to colour as granite, but it is still easy to colour. Marble countertops Marble countertops are a beautiful addition to the kitchen. Their colours are limited. Marble countertops are easily dirty and scratched, scratched and fragmented. They are also expensive. Marble countertops can not be cleaned with any acid-based products, acid-based spills will lead to corrosion of the countertops. Wash with Soapstone or wet cloth. Marble countertops are very heat-resistant. Corrosion, scratches or nicks can be sanded and polished by professionals. Soapstone mesa Soapstone mesa only provides light gray, because Soapstone is a natural stone. Soapstone countertops are very heat-resistant, not easy to dye, and will not be damaged by cleaning products. Soapstone usually needs to be treated with food grade mineral oil. Every time mineral oil is used, it turns black. The working table will eventually be dark grey. For regular cleaning, Soapstone should be wiped with mild detergent and cloth. Soapstone scratches easily, but these scratches can be rubbed off with fine sandpaper. Soapstone countertops are expensive. If there is a crack on your desk that cannot be repaired, it needs to be replaced. Concrete countertops These countertops can be made in any color. Concrete countertops are customized for your home. Concrete is specially cast for your kitchen, which makes them very expensive. These countertops have the same dyeing and scratching problems as stone countertops. They are also very heavy. Concrete countertops need to be sealed. They are very heat-resistant. Tile countertops Tile countertops according to your choice of tiles, prices range from very expensive to very expensive. They have a variety of colors and patterns to choose from. Cement slurries between tiles need to be sealed to prevent contamination and bacterial and fungal growth. They are heat-resistant. Ceramic tiles are easy to scratch and crack. Ceramic tiles with gaps or severe scratches can be replaced separately, so you must buy extra in case. Clean tiles with mild detergent and water. The stains can be cleaned with baking soda and vinegar. The biggest disadvantage is that the surface is uneven or even uneven, which makes it difficult to work on it. Engineering stone countertops are sold under brands such as terrazzo. Engineering stone countertops have a variety of colors to choose from. Clean regularly with mild detergents and rags. Do not use bleach or bleach-based cleaning products, as this will damage the paint. The color of the whole table is the same, so the scratches are not obvious. Engineering stone is expensive, but easy to maintain. It is very resistant to high temperature and stains. It does have a \"fake\" stone appearance. Solid surface mesa Solid surface mesa with Corian brand sales. These countertops have a variety of colors and patterns. They are easy to maintain. Professionals can remove scratches. Cleaning includes the use of mild detergents and wet cloth. Strong countertops are heat-resistant. When you put a hot pot on the table, make sure your table is not wet, because it will damage the table. They are expensive, but easy to maintain. They have a \"fake\" stone appearance. Stainless steel and zinc countertops stainless steel countertops are very easy to maintain. Stainless steel countertops can be dented, but dents can be fixed by professionals. They do not rust, corrode or stain, but they show fingerprints and watermarks. Stainless steel and zinc countertops are cleaned with mild detergent and wet cloth. Scratches can be removed with a mild abrasive cleaner. Deep scratches must be repaired professionally. Stainless steel and zinc countertops are expensive.