By Roderika Amalie. Kitchen. Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 15:24:51 PM.
If you're doing tile or stone floors, work on picking those materials at the same time as cabinets, backsplash and countertops. The relationships among these materials is critical. It's tough to mix different types of stone and tile unless you want your kitchen to look like a showroom.
Copper Kitchen Counters. It certainly isn't common, but a copper countertop is surprisingly easy to clean and maintain. However, it's not for perfectionists – since it's a "living" surface, it reacts to different substances, creating a blend of matte reds, browns and greens. But for those who love the look, the minimum $100‐per‐square‐foot cost is worth it.
Soapstone Kitchen Counters. Often used in laboratories for its resistance to stains, chemicals and bacteria, soapstone is a durable and natural choice for a kitchen. At $80 to $100 per square foot installed, it might be on the more expensive side, but it can be a lifetime investment.