Ceramic tile is a great choice for countertips. It is relatively inexpensive when compared to granite and isÂ durable and easy to clean.Â Also,Â Â because it’s installed a section at a time, it can be done by most resourceful homeowners. Many local home improvement stores offer classes on how to install tile countertops.
Pros:Â Â Placing hot pans and plates on the tile won’t damage it. It is veryÂ easy to clean. Also it comes in aÂ wideÂ variety of prices, Â colors, textures and designs.
Cons:Â The tile counter surface is uneven andÂ tiles can easily chip or crack. IfÂ grout lines become stainedÂ they can be time-consuming to clean.Â Custom-designed tiles are very expensive.