Countertops usually refer to a horizontal work platform in kitchens, bathrooms or lavatories, and workrooms in general. It is usually installed upon and supported by cabinets and is normally used to minimise physical labour. A countertop may be constructed of various materials, both natural and man-made and the cost of the countertop can vary widely depending on the material chosen. Granite, marble, limestone, quartz, copper, zinc, concrete, tile are some of the known materials used for countertops.
Bamboo countertops demand care as they need to be oiled once in a while. The main characteristic of the bamboo countertop is its moisture tolerance. It is affected by moisture but unlike other materials, bamboo contracts to its original dimension on drying.