One last thing before you install that countertop...
Do you have your mind set on a certain surface? There is one more thing you should consider: Will the surface make your family sick? Though it is unlikely that any surface remains completely sanitary, there are certain materials that are more likely to harbor dangerous germs than others. E Coli is one of the most common kitchen germs brought in by uncooked food and improper food preparation. Unfortunately, E Coli can lead to serious illness. Consider the surfaces ability to be thoroughly cleaned and defend against germs.
The following materials have been ranked from worst to best in germ control.
- ·Laminate (worst)
- ·Stainless steel
- ·Granite (best)