Kitchen tops are an item that can be very quickly and easily replaced either by a professional carpenter or by many DIY amateurs, as there is not a huge amount of skill or time involved in making a change that has a massive effect on the look and feel of any kitchen.
There is of course a huge selection of countertops available in a wide range of colors, patterns styles and materials. You can select anything from marble, to solid wood through various man-made coatings and even restaurant like, stainless steel coverings.
There are two types of natural stone coverings although they may be made of different types of materials such as quartz, granite or marble. No matter what the original type of stone they are subdivided into two sections one type of stone is purely natural and will probably require a considerable amount of upkeep.
The other type of stone is what is known as “engineered” meaning that it has been treated so that it is no longer porous, thus making it much easier to keep clean and sparkling on a day-to-day basis.
Having said that if you have the time and a strong elbow, the natural look of an untreated stone surface can be incredibly eye-catching and effective. The disadvantage of course is that it is possible to stain these tops with various food items that are bound to come into contact with any kitchen countertop.
Although it should be said depending on just how rustic or natural your kitchen is such stains and blemishes can actually add to the countertop’s appearance giving it an old and worn look that can be very appealing.