Kitchen Remodeling

Check on the Various Types of Counter Tops
By: Khieng Chho


Kitchen is the messiest area of your house. It should not be this way because constant maintenance must be done to keep it clean and free from dirt. This is the place where you cook the food you eat hence it should be dirt-free as possible.

There are also several types of kitchen equipment that you must use in order to do your cooking activity. One is the counter top. This is just like the workbench in the wood shop. It is considered to be the most important piece of equipment found in your kitchen.

Counter top refers to the work surface where you sort groceries. This is also the area where you can prepare the foods that you are going to serve. These are made from various materials likewise it has several types.

The kind of material that the counter tops are made of is characterized with durability and easier maintenance. These are also designed with bases that are impervious to water and stain.

The ideal measurement of the counter top is 24 inches deep and 36 inches from the floor. This is bigger than the bathroom countertops. The common materials that are used for making counter tops are wood, tile and natural stone. If you are planning to have your own counter top in your kitchen the kind of material that will be used will vary on your budget.

Make sure that when you have counter top it has also a pleasing appearance because it will already be considered an important area in your kitchen. A serviceable quality is also a major consideration that you should take note.

Below are some of the various types of counter tops:

? Faux Granite Counter tops
? Bathroom counter tops
? Kitchen Counter tops made from engineered stone
? Kitchen Counter tops made from ceramic tile
? Kitchen Counter tops made from stone
? Kitchen Counter tops made from wood

The variation on the type of counter tops depends on the kind of material. All of the types can be used for various purposes.

There are also people who have the expertise in the field of counter top designs. In fact, they can design and make their own counter tops without any hardship on their part. You can ask guidance from these people in choosing your own counter top.

Each of the counter top presents its own advantages and disadvantages for the household. You just have to remember that you must maintain it properly so that it will have a longer service for you.

Khieng 'Ken' Chho is author and owner of Counter Tops. For related articles, visit Ken's website: