Countertops made of stainless steel cost cheaper than artificial stone, and not much expensive then plastic. Quality steel covering for countertops bring mainly from Italy and Finland. Metal facing fastens on the chipboard by dint of «liquid nails».
The tops of the «stainless steel» are quite durable and functional. On them it is possible to put hot dishes, and formed scratches can be removed by emery paper. Now on sale is a large selection of metal surfaces for countertops: matte, polished, with a decorative relief pattern. However, experts recommend opt for the relief surface. It is easier to sand scratches and to wash away impurities. But the mirror surface is almost impossible to recover.
Also significant «minus» of the steel countertops is that they are only rectangular. So, if you want a corner option, it will need to mount from two parts by means of couplers.