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Continued: Tips for choosing a kitchen countertop material

  • Article by: MARTHA STEWART LIVING
  • Last update: September 27, 2013 - 2:57 PM

• Many colors and patterns

• Inexpensive

• Relatively easy to replace damaged tiles

Cons

• The grout can stain even when sealed, so maintenance is high

Wood

Pros

• You can cut right on it, so it’s often used on islands as a prep area

•Easy to install, sand and repair

Cons

• Needs sealing frequently

• Easily damaged by heat, cuts and impact

Corian

Pros

• Available in different thicknesses

• Pieces can be joined to look seamless

• Stands up to heat and impact

 

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