Options for countertop materials are vast. The most well-known are laminate, ceramic tile, quartz, marble, wood, granite slab, modular granite, and stainless steel. There are also lesser-known materials that are still quite popular, offering a unique flair. Some examples are bamboo, zinc, soapstone, and slate. Synthetic solid surface materials designed to mimic the appearance of natural stone are another option.
Some homeowners and builders opt for concrete countertops. It’s an unusual material choice that requires custom craftsmanship. But, the results can be beautiful and durable. Think of stamped concrete patios. Poured concrete can be tailored to any shape or size, and coloring, texturing, and polishing the material can creates a gorgeous look.
Recycled glass slabs or glass tiles are a recent trend that embraces sustainability. However, the slabs are expensive and hard to acquire, while the tiles are easy to find and install, but fragile.