Decor Dilemma: What is the best countertop for my kitchen?

Over  and over again I am asked the same questions regarding countertops in the kitchen. It's easy to say which type would look best in a specific kitchen but the real question is, how will you be using your countertops? Countertops can be tricky and if you choose the wrong one, you could end up replacing them sooner than you want to. Most counters these days are marble, granite, soapstone, quartz, butcher block, cement and ceramic tile.