Slate countertops are an excellent choice for anyone’s kitchen. They are durable, stain resistant and have a low absorption rate which will help to cut down on the bacterial growth that you usually will find on countertops. Slate has less maintenance than granite or marble; however it is just as durable and has just as much strength as its counterparts. Slate is an excellent choice for countertops and it will also provide that level of style that you are looking for.
Whether you want the look of natural stone or you marvel the sheen of manmade materials, tile countertops provide you with both options. As the name suggests, tile countertops are actually made from smaller square tiles of various materials, and not large continuous slabs. Tile countertops are comparatively much cheaper, but can give you the exquisite look of natural stone as they are made of the same material. The only difference is that they are in the form of tiles.