Mix 'n Match with MarbleDeciding on a countertop for your kitchen may be harder then you think because there are so many materials to choose from. Here are a few materials popular right now:
White marble is a perennial favorite but since it stains and scratches easily, it's best used in small areas, like a baking station, beverage center or island.
Seamless StainlessA great feature of stainless steel is that it can be constructed to your specifications for any size counter and can be installed without seams. Since stainless steel is a non-porous surfaces, it's virtually germ-free.
LimestoneThe material is becoming a popular choice for its smooth finish and earthy colors. Designer Scott Reinboth says, "I think limestone gives you a much softer surface than your traditional granite, which has been used for the past several years."