1. The most common type of countertop is laminate. You can get it in an assortment of colors and it comes in a variety of styles. The cost is between fifteen and thirty dollars a linear foot depending on the choices that you make.
2. Less expensive and more versatile is ceramic tile. It comes in lots of colors and styles and costs three to five dollars a square foot, unless you have the tile installed professionally, then it will be more expensive. However, tiling a countertop is a job that you can do yourself with a little time and know how.
3. Solid surface counters are another choice. These are extremely durable and have no seams for a nice clean look. ItĘs heat and water-resistant and scratches can be sanded out.\r\nFor all that durability you will pay more. Solid surface counters run about a hundred dollars a linear foot, but itĘs an investment that will pay for itself if you ever sell your home.\r\n
4. For about the same cost you can also select beautiful slab stone countertops. They come in granite, marble, soapstone, limestone, marble or aggregate. They are a beautiful addition to any kitchen, plus they are virtually indestructible.