Searching for the perfect surface for doesn't have to be difficult. Here are some pointers about the most popular countertop materials.
a) Granite, the top choice in countertops, is available in a large variety of shades/colors. Granite is available in two finishes. A polished finish results in a shiny look and honing is soft and matte. Costs for granite depend on many variables, including color, finish and origin of the stone. It is graded in levels, the higher the level the most rare and expensive the stone is.
b) Other natural stone materials, like marble, quartzite, limestone and soapstone, are more porous than granite and require delicate use and greater care. All stone countertops must be sealed periodically. Their colors are usually lighter
c) Solid surface countertops such as Quartz have a lot of appeal. They come in countless colors, are flawless, resist stains and scratches. Zero Maintenance, Quartz is one of our stronger/resistant choices for kitchen use.
At the end of the day there is no rules, after all it is your home, you can mix and match stones and create a different and unique design. Per example if you have an island and would like that stone to stand out, you could pick an different color/texture for the island only.