When you choose the right countertop material for your kitchen, bathroom or bar area, you have a wide range of options. There are all kinds of prices! Educate yourself in Choice and Cost Initial investment and lifetime value; It will be the most worthwhile effort. In this article, we will outline the various options and show you how granite can become a high There is no value choice for high prices. We start with laminated materials. Laminated countertops are your basic low cost countertops. Laminated countertops are usually made of plastic laminated materials that are glued to the surface of the wood, providing seemingly unlimited color and pattern options. Today\'s laminate can even mimic the appearance of natural stone with a photo representation of granite, and the style of the edges is similar to what you see on natural stone countertops. But since the laminate is the lowest-priced table top option, it has its limitations. The laminated material is easy to damage and not easy to repair. Knives and other sharp things will scratch or scratch the laminate, and the heat from the hot pan and plate will burn or bubble its surface. Since the laminate is like a single board, there is no room for buffering damage. Laminated countertops will not last a lifetime. You should expect to need to replace the laminate within 10 to 15 years. Next, we have a composite solid surface table top. The most widely known solid surface table top product is Keli. The solid surface countertops are mainly made of plastic with spots of glass, plastic and other materials to provide changes in color and pattern. While the solid surface countertop does not look like a natural stone, it does provide a seamless look. Because the solid surface countertops can be customized to be close to any size and specification, it is possible to cover long or strangely shaped countertop areas with a solid piece. Scratch and burn on solid surface countertops Resistant, can be repaired if damaged. Many people think that the solid surface countertop is a \"low step\" granite from an aesthetic point of view, so its price may surprise you. Price of solid surface countertop; Starting at about $40 per linear foot; Actually higher than many granite styles! The quartz countertop between the natural stone and the synthetic countertop is the engineering stone or quartz countertop. DuPont Zodiaq countertop is a popular choice of quartz countertops with amazing color and pattern variations. The quartz countertop consists of grinding quartz, mixed with coloring, synthetic and other materials to form a unique natural appearance that is not present in the solid surface countertop. Quartz countertops are expensive, though. The price starts at about $45 per straight foot, and it actually costs more than some granite. The popular new countertop selection is the recycled glass countertop. For homeowners who choose \"green\", recycled glass countertops not only look good but feel good! Recycled glass is exactly what this name means. The old glass of all types and colors is broken and ground and combined with the adhesive and coloring to form-of-a- Good color and pattern. However, there are only a few manufacturers of recycled glass countertops; Great demand for products- The price is too high. Finally, we have our personal favorite- Granite countertops. The elegance of granite is second to none. Walk into the kitchen with granite countertops and you will notice immediately. Because Granite is a natural stone, its color differences and random patterns are unmatched by anyone. Manufacturing materials or processes It\'s also fun to buy granite. To choose the right granite for your home, visit the quarries and showrooms with large boards. By looking at the entire granite slab, you can see the wide patterns and variations that are not visible in the sample. Granite is very durable and not easy to stain, scratch or burn. Granite can be repaired in some cases, unless the damage is deep or the whole process is broken. Granite is also a solid value. Because it is considered a luxury by most people, granite countertops add resale value to your home. What most people don\'t realize is that this \"luxury\" is actually cheaper than other cheaper things -- Look at the material In addition to the granite Boulevard on the granite, there are 10 of the most popular granite styles, which cost only $35 per square foot. Among the countertops mentioned above, granite countertops are second only to laminate in terms of price! What is the value? So after you do your homework, visit some showroom or quarry, talk to others about their experiences and consider granite countertops for your kitchen, bathroom or bar remodel. You will be very happy!