The kitchen countertop has to be able to take a lot of abuse including the heat of pots, cutting and knives, and abrasive cleansers. The ideal countertop should be able to stand up to heat and the sharp edge of a knife.
Let us take a look at 4 of the most popular kitchen countertop materials suitable for an RV:
A solid surface material that first became popular in the 1990’s. It is highly recommended by kitchen countertop experts. It is a totally manmade product and is not porous. As a solid surface, it can easily be repaired if scratched or burned.
Advantages include very hygienic, easy to clean, has the ability to stand up to extreme wear and heat. Stainless steel can provide a great look for an ultra-modern kitchen. Some disadvantages with stainless are that it can be noisy and that scratches can develop.
Tile surfaces can be tough, hard-wearing takes hot pans, heat, and stain-resistant as well as beautiful. There are many types of tiles including ceramic, porcelain, quarry, glass, natural stone, and mosaic. Available in many colors, sizes, and textures. It has good design flexibility. Tile can often be used for trim or backsplashes. The downside of tile is that the grouts can be easily stained. Also, the tiles can become chipped or cracked, and some tiles can be heavy.
Butcher block is attractive and easy to work with using carpentry tools. It can easily be refurbished with sandpaper and finished with oil.