Alternative Countertop Options For Your Kitchen

Posted on: 9 November 2015

When the idea of granite or laminate countertops is not appealing, you should look into some alternative options. By using one of the following materials, you will have the ability to create a unique countertop specifically for your kitchen.

Glass Slab

One unconventional material choice is a glass countertop. With this option, you get a solid piece of tempered glass that is highly durable. The manufacturing process strengthens the glass, which makes it moisture, heat and mold resistant. You also do not have to worry about sealing the glass to prevent foods or drinks staining your new countertops.

When it comes to design options, you have a wide variety of available styles. You can choose a color of glass you prefer and add a gloss or matte finish to complete the look you desire. For a simpler appearance, you pick a clear glass and have it frosted, which gives it an almost smoky look.  

Another design element you can use with glass countertops is to add lights below them. This option gives a subtle glow to the countertops that you cannot get with any other material.

Mini Mosaic Tiles

For a more modern look, you can use mini mosaic tiles to create a completely customized countertop. These tiles are the same ones many people use for the backsplash.

This material choice gives you the opportunity to mix different tiles together to create your customized mosaic design. For example, you can use glass tiles in different colors and create an alternating pattern. Another option is to mix glass and stone tiles of a similar color scheme, but choose ones that have different textures.

The main benefit of mini mosaic tiles is that you have so many different sizes, shapes and colors you can use. You also have the ability to color coordinate the grout used between the tiles to complete the overall look of your new countertop.

However, it is important to understand that when choosing the smaller mosaic tiles, it will take a large number of them to create your countertop. To help offset the number of tiles you need, you can incorporate large tiles into the design to take up some of the space. Planning out the overall design in advance will help you determine the number of tiles you will need to create a suitable countertop for your kitchen.

When you want to design a new countertop for your kitchen, you will have several material choices. These two design options are just some of the alternative ones you can pick if you do not want a natural stone slab or laminate countertop for your kitchen.

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