Updating formica countertops
For durability, choose glass that's at least 1 inch thick and tempered.
The eco-friendly choice, recycled countertops come in a variety of sustainable materials, including concrete, glass, paper, composite and plastic.
The metal surface coordinates with any color and is one of the easiest countertop materials to clean — just wipe off stains with a cloth and mild soap.
The most appealing characteristic of this material is its ability to inhibit bacterial buildup, making it the most hygienic countertop available.
Highly stain and bacteria resistant, soapstone is a non-porous natural stone that's available in a range of gray tones from light to dark, all with subtle veining.
Unlike other natural stones, it doesn't require yearly sealing but regular applications of mineral oil will help to disguise any surface scratches, add sheen and deepen the stone's color over time.
We've all been there: Living in a rental apartment that might be great for any number of reasons, but has one fatal flaw. There are a few things you can do to hide those unsightly laminate or tile counters.
Both decorative and functional, this hardworking surface is ideal for food prep — properly sealed, wood countertops are sanitary even for chopping meat.
Concrete mixes well with many different materials, such as glass, tile and marble to create a one-of-a-kind look.
Aside from its eye-pleasing appearance, it is energy efficient — when the temperature in your home rises, concrete captures the heat and releases it when the temperature cools down.
Aside from its sleek, streamlined appearance, glass countertops have many benefits.
Glass can be cut into any shape and texture and the color options are endless.