Your choice of kitchen countertop depends on more than your color and texture preferences. Your kitchen lifestyle is a key factor also. A hardworking countertop is necessary if you do a lot of cooking. If entertaining is more your style, a beautiful presentation surface may be best. Stainless steel blends well with most any décor, highlighting wood cabinets beautifully. And it provides a heat resistant, anti-bacterial surface that requires minimal maintenance. Copper provides rustic kitchen styling, bringing warmth and glow to kitchen spaces. It's a more unusual look that provides the same durability and ease of maintenance as stainless steel.