Tile countertops: beautiful, durable
Tile countertops are a double benefit to any modern kitchen because most available materials are as easy to clean as they are beautiful. Ceramic, granite, and porcelain are popular choices for kitchen tiles because they are durable and heat-resistant. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are both classic choices for any kitchen.
Design-wise, you'll have a seemingly endless menu of color, texture, and pattern options that can be installed to give a monochromatic or mosaic effect. Choose a glazed tile for added heat, scratch, and stain resistance. Granite tiles can give your kitchen the gorgeous and sleek look of solid stone, but at a drastically reduced price than if you were to install a granite slab.
For the eco-conscious remodeler, consider a "green" material like Terrazzo, made from a combination of recycled materials and chips of marble and stone. This is a great choice for homeowners who want to enhance the beauty and performance of their kitchen while reducing their carbon footprint.