An informative Cultivate.com article entitled ‘The Latest Kitchen Countertop Trends’ addresses some of the more common questions about countertop selection, beginning with the following comment about thickness:
Due to the expense of the thicker material, homeowners in the US may soon follow Europe and go to a thinner surface, such as ½-1″ thick.
When it comes to material selection, there are a few basic options. Granite offers a spotted, granular look that has been popular for years; while many now prefer the softly veined appearance of stone. While polished stone offers a durable surface, many homeowners are now favoring honed, leathered, patina’ed, or antiqued. The Cultivate.com article states that all of these treatments reduce the shine to a satin finish or to no shine at all.
If you are interested in receiving expert advice about how to choose countertop materials and details, visit your local Klaff’s Design Center for professional assistance and advice about the specific look, feel and finish you have in mind for you kitchen countertop. Klaff’s showrooms are located in South Norwalk, Westport, and Danbury, Connecticut; and Scarsdale, New York. You may contact Klaff’s for more information by calling 1-800-552-3371 or by visiting the Klaff’s Home Design Store website.