I love polls
I’ve been thinking about this one a lot lately because I went against my natural instinct and put Quartz in an old Victorian for my brother’s project. I don’t generally make myself stick by time period (hello, our counters are granite and we’re in a 1920s house), but I also don’t really like to go super modern in a traditional home. This project of course is trying to marry modern and traditional, so I think it was a nice touch with the Shaker style cabinets.
But it got me thinking about the PLETHORA of different countertop materials and what people do and don’t like. So I’m going to do TWO polls here.
The first will be what counters are you favorite. People are definitely material specific. Some people LOVE granite or LOVE marble or think concrete is cool and a bit different. I have a client who loves her ceramic tile counters and I have a personal aversion to them. There are just so many different opinions.
And it seems like there is so much love for a certain material by people, but that there are also strong opinions about what people DON’T like. Many folks are getting sick of granite, think ceramic tile or butcher block are unsanitary….people, there are lots of ideas
So let us ask: what is your FAVORITE and also what is your HATED countertop material –> FOR YOUR KITCHEN? There are so many choices out there, but I’m going to stick with these “most common” (although how can this many choices be most common) eight choices
Want to know my choices? Of course you do
My favorite material: soapstone. I pine for the day when we can do another kitchen and I can put soapstone counters in (if I feel like it fits). I wish we had done soapstone here. A small regret by both Chris and I.
My least favorite: it’s a tie between butcher block and ceramic tile. But I think butcher block edges out ceramic tile by just a hair.
Okay, what are your opinions?
What is your favorite kitchen countertop material?