Photos of Kitchen Countertops and Backsplashes
Sometimes it can be difficult to choose a kitchen countertop for your kitchen.
Even when you know what material you want to use for your countertop there are so many colors to choose from it can be a little overwhelming to choose just one to match the rest of your kitchen.
We do need to think about our kitchen countertops carefully as once we choose them we generally need to live with them for a long time.
The main choice are really between natural stone surfaces such as granite and man made materials such as formica.
There are also the materials that try to be somewhere in the middle made using mostly natural materials and made to look almost natural.
Materials like Cesarstone have similar properties to granite, but are made from quartz and have similar or even better properties.
Cesarstone for example is non porous and doesnt need to be sealed.
In fact some of the man made materials are so good that its hard to tell the difference between them and some of the natural stone materials such as granite.
Granite is a wonderful material for a kitchen countertop.
It is a very hard material and is very beautiful.
The best way to have granite in your kitchen is in slabs but of course these are much harder to work with and really need to help of professionals to install.
Granite is also available in tile form which can be fitted by the diyer but you need to be sure that you can put up with having lots of joins in your surface rather than one continuous countertop.
Granite is still probably the most sought after material for kitchen countertops for a couple of reasons. One is that is very hard wearing, but also the smooth surface makes it very easy to keep clean. But the main reason is that it just looks really good in your kitchen and that is probably why a lot of people want it in their kitchens.
So if you are looking for an easy way to change or update the look of your kitchen without doing a massive amount of renovation then consider installing a new kitchen backsplash. Its the kind of job that is doable by the keen DIY'er, and doesnt take too long. Expect to be able to fit a new kitchen backsplash over a weekend for a modest size kitchen. The effort really will be worth it as you can really turn you kitchen into something special for not too much cost.