Light colored countertops that are not quartzite/marble?
I'd like to put light colored countertops in my kitchen when we finally renovate. It's a small, L-shaped room in the center of the house without a lot of natural light, (thus the light color) and is a workhorse of a room, due to multiple food issues in our large family - so I've ruled out marble and most likely quarzite due to durability/staining issues. Can anyone recommend (and share pictures?) of something that could acheive the same sort of look, with great durability?
I've not ruled out laminates, but have so far only seen darker colored ones I've liked. I've seen some nice corian, but KDs seem very down on its function and durability. Any thoughts/ideas?