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As much as marble is fashionable and is an excellent material to use on the kitchen counter, obviously there are many other materials, just as suitable, with very good qualities to use on the kitchen counter as we are going right now.
If you have doubts about what type of material to use or need inspiration to choose one or the other, then you can satisfy your needs with these 10 different materials for the kitchen countertop.
So let’s start.
Stainless steel is a good material for the countertop, we also have it available in brushed which gives it a very nice matt to glossy appearance. Brushed stainless steel is a perfect material for kitchens: resistant, stainless, anti-corrosive, durable, easy to clean, elegant … Also, if your style is industrial, this material is the right one.
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Without going into its mystical benefits, which, for those who believe, have them, agate stone is a material, at least, exotic, to be displayed in the kitchen as a countertop. This stone is a cryptocrystalline quartz that is offered in different colors, hard and very resistant to the passage of time. That is why it is a suitable material for kitchen countertops.
Metal countertops: Bronze, aluminum, copper …
Both bronze and copper have gained an inordinate role in interior design in recent years. If this decorative trend is to your liking and you want to take it to a higher level, do not settle for changing the handles or the taps only, install a bronze kitchen countertop and achieve a unique style. Who says bronze says aluminum, copper, or whatever metal you want, since you can ask for a sheet and the material you want and cover the countertop, as they have done in Remodelaholic.
Tile is another material to consider when thinking about a countertop. It is not one of the first options since other materials such as marble, stone, wood or formica to name a few tend to give better results. They are more resistant.
But the tile offers us a decorative versatility greater than these other materials.
Formica countertop for the kitchen
This material is a good substitute for marble. Basically because it is much cheaper and it pays off, as they say, perfectly.
Available in countless designs, formica is a material that we must, at least, consider as an option for the kitchen countertop.
Since we can not only imitate marble, but also wood, stone and other materials, and in many cases, achieving a much cheaper countertop.
Needless to say, the benefits of quartz for the kitchen countertop. It is an excellent material, one of the best, although its price is also one of the highest. Although depending on the meters we need, it will be more or less expensive, obviously. In addition, this material can make imitations, like the one we see above these lines, where the quartz countertop was commissioned as an imitation of concrete.
Granite kitchen countertops
Granite is another of the most used materials for kitchen countertops. This material is a natural stone cut directly from granite stone and then polished for sale and use indoors. It is a very hard material and resistant to scratches and temperature changes that can occur in certain parts of the kitchen. This material has a but, and that is that being natural, it does not have as much variety of colors as other materials.
Concrete countertop for the kitchen
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Concrete countertops. We already explored this material the other day for countertops for the bathroom. It is hard, resistant, and in a wide variety of finishes available thanks to the possible treatment it receives and the color of the sand used to make the dough. Here you can see more information about concrete kitchens.
Wooden countertop for the kitchen
For me it is the perfect material. Not only for its durability and resistance, but for its warm beauty that it presents wherever it is placed. There are many woods to use as a countertop. The choice will largely depend on your final finish.
Stone countertop for the kitchen
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Stone countertops for the kitchen. Trends are cyclical. No matter how much you innovate, in the end, you always go back to traditional. In this case, natural stone as a material for the kitchen countertop. Resistant, durable, beautiful and with an infinite number of different finishes.
There are many more materials for the kitchen countertop, but I wanted to highlight these because they are easy to find and widely used. Although, naturally, I am open to proposals. What material for the kitchen countertop would you put? I read you in the comments.