The material covering the kitchen counter is one of the most obvious and memorable features of your home. It helps to determine the design, color theme, and degree of completion. Today, there are new options on the countertop and the old ones are making a comeback. If you want to make a change, here are a dozen countertop options to choose from: Granite: the most popular option in recent years. Granite is a solid, heat-resistant, stain-resistant countertop. Its natural appearance is beautiful. It is a powerful statement. In order to reduce the cost, tiles can be used instead of flat granite. On the negative side, the color selection is limited, the cost is high, and the shiny polished surface is less than ever. Marble: Marble offers more color options than granite, with multiple tile sizes to choose from, such as 16x16 or larger. Marble has several surface finishes From shiny polishing, to Matt grinding, to the rolling of the countryside. The smooth matte surface is smooth and easy to clean, making it a good kitchen working space. Marble is slightly larger than the permeability of granite and must be sealed after installation. Soap Stone: Soap Stone is a very durable non- Porous stone with matte finish, but the color is limited to gray/black. Limestone: There are all kinds of limestone such as Jerusalem stone. For the high usage rate on the kitchen counter and for the food to pollute the environment, they may be too easy to penetrate. Frequent sealing may be required for maintenance. Slabs: slabs are used for floors and are used as natural stone countertops. However, some people may think that the texture of the kitchen counter is too rough. Tile: The Tile offers a wide variety of colors and textures. New tiles are often introduced. Tiles are no longer popular as the preferred countertop in recent years, but may be well suited to some kitchen styles. The grouting seam in the tile is wider than the stone brick. Stainless steel: Stainless steel is an interesting option, it may be the perfect one for some kitchens. It may be too modern or too cold for others. Concrete: concrete is strong in many areas. It offers a soft color palette, but has concerns about dirt resistance and durability. Flat plastic: plastic flat materials such as Keli are very hard, easy to clean and practical. It is very popular, but has lost its favor in recent years due to its manufactured appearance. Plastic laminate: this is an affordable, colorful choice and is making a comeback for some urban-style homes. Artificial Stone: artificial stone, such as Silestone, is a flat material made of stones that are bonded together by epoxy plastic. This is similar to Keli, but quartz and other debris are added for a more natural look. Glass: several glass composite counters are becoming more and more popular. One, such as the EnviroSlab, is made of glass fragments combined in plastic. Another, such as Icestone, is a colored countertop made of glass chips combined in concrete. Because recycled materials can be used, the green movement has pushed these to the forefront. Nothing updates a home more than a new kitchen countertop, and nothing can tell a home more than a poor home. The kitchen counter is a feature that adds instant value to your home. However, before making an upgrade, make sure your new countertop is compatible with the overall design style and color of your home.