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Stone counter-tops are all the rage in the home improvement world. Their look and durability are second to none. But they also cost a lot to make. That high cost transfer over to you, the homeowner.

That’s why I wanted to give you some other cheaper options when it comes to Victoria countertops.

#1 – Wood

This may not be the best option if you are very hard on your countertops. Obviously wood would dent and chip very easy. That’s why this might work better for your kitchen island or in your bathroom, away from the thrashing it might get in your kitchen.

The only maintenance they require is some oiling from time to time but that’s it.

#2 – Crushed Glass

New to the market, crush glass countertops are catching on big time. They are made from crushed glass obviously and present a great Eco friendly option. Their looks are very enticing as well as you can choose from many great colors.

You can choose from two different options of manufactured crushed glass. The first is where the glass is encased in a strong, durable and clear acrylic. The second is done the same way, but replace acrylic with concrete.


#3 Glass

Not recycled glass, but straight glass countertops are another option. They offer very many different options for texture along with color and can be made in various thicknesses.

One of the coolest options with glass countertops is to pair them with led lights. Since glass is clear, you can create a desired mode by choosing a led light to illuminate your countertop.

#4 Corian

Corian is a solid surface, which was created by DuPont back in the 1960’s. It’s composed of acrylic and alumnia trihydrate. Two major problems with Corian are that it tends to scratch easily and it doesn’t withstand heat very well. With that said, it might be the second cheapest solution on the market.

#5 Laminate

The cheapest solution on the market is laminate. Laminate offers homeowners with a durable, versatile and inexpensive option. You can choose from many different colors and patterns that will work well in any kitchen or bathroom.

#6 Stainless Steel

Probably the least visually appealing, but durable and rugged countertop is stainless steel. You’ll be able to beat them up and place any hot pan or pot on them without a worry. They are also great, as they won’t stain like other forms of countertops.

If you are not careful, however, they can dent and scratch. They are also very cold and industrial. So if you’re looking for warm feel, you might be best to go with wood. The last drawback is that they are noisy as can be.

If these options aren’t what you want, then you can always check out quartz countertops Victoria supplier Abstract Stone.