When you renovate your kitchen one of the first things that you should consider is what type of countertop should you use. To answer this question, it really depends on your intended use and concerns. Do you want to ensure you have the most durable kitchen countertop that will withstand nicks from a sharp knife and dropping heavy cans on it? Are you concerned about bacteria growing and want a countertop that is more resistant to bacteria and requires less cleaning? As you can see, there several factors that can sway your decision. Your best bet is to talk with an experienced kitchen remodeling contractor first to discuss your wants and needs.