Visualize beautiful, durable and seamless kitchen counter tops and come in hundreds of beautiful, natural colors and patterns. Add in the added benefits of countertops which never have to be sealed and are virtually stain-resistant (like stone, tile, laminate or even natural stone). When you install your countertop, you can always reseal it, reducing your initial investment as well as waste and installation time. This is especially true if you choose a solid countertop in a place where there is little chance of water damage (such as your bathroom).
If you want your kitchen counters to last, resealing may be an option. Some solid kitchen counter tops come pre-sealed with a sealer, but if you opt for a colored or patterned countertop, then it would be wise to seal it at the time of purchase. There are a number of excellent sealers on the market today. Some of the most popular brands include WeatherShield, Muri, Sealy, Behr, Clorox, and Eureka.
Granite is probably the best known natural stone for kitchen countertop application. It is very beautiful and extremely durable, making it the ideal material for a quality kitchen countertop. Unlike granite, marble and soapstone are harder to work with when installing a countertop, but they can also last longer if properly maintained. Both granite and marble are extremely popular kitchen countertop materials due to their visual appeal, ease of installation and durability.