The best kitchen counter material for our new kitchen
April 30, 2006 5:43 AM Subscribe
We're trying to figure out the best kitchen counter material for our new kitchen. I know there are lots of great options, but we've narrowed our needs/wants down to a few important ones and have a shortlist we can't get past too easily, so are looking for some insight.
posted by iTristan to Home & Garden (22 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
As far as features go, we will be getting an undermount sink. We just hate overmount sinks that much.
Secondly, we have stoneware dishes. They are great but are tough on counters, therefore scratches are inevitable, *but* can be minimized – or their appearance can be minimized – using the right material.
Finally, we cook with spices a lot. For some materials, this can cause stains difficult to remove.
Thus, our shortlist so far is:
Staron/Corian (slightly less expensive, great looking, but scratches can look terrible)
Granite (needs to be sealed regularly, scratches can be obvious)
Quartz (could be the best of both worlds?)
Other option we don't know much about:
Who's had experience enough to offer their thoughts? Much appreciated.