Continuing our review of the vast options available for kitchen counter top materials, let’s take a closer look at solid surface, tile and laminate.
Corian: A trademarked brand of solid surface material, this type of counter is made of solid synthetic sheets formed by mixing a mineral compound with polyester and/or acrylic resins and is color consistent
Upside: custom-made to fit your space; any nicks and scratches can be sanded out and is stain-resistant. Available in a wide range of colors, textures and patterns
Downside: Can be expensive; doesn’t have the same look and feel as natural stone. May crack when exposed to hot pots, will stain or scratch but can be scrubbed or sanded out
Cost: About $40-$90 per square foot.