1. Natural stones
2. Engineered stones
The newest kid on the block are Porcelain benchtops. They originally came out in Europe in 2008 (when I was working in a London design studio) and finally they have made it across the sea on a very long trip to our shores!
Now that you know about the different material choices there are. Now you can choose where these benchtops are going. Long gone are the days of one material & thickness benchtop for each kitchen. Which to me, is wonderful news to my ears!! with all these wonderful choices, how on earth are we to only choose one per room?! The best design incorporates a variety of the different options throughout the kitchen and then into the other rooms as well.