I used Granite
We've been renovating a mid 70s kitchen for a month now. Red granite counter tops to go with maple cabinets. the floor is vynal sheeting. Have had too many kitchen floods to go with anything that wasn't waterproof, but didn't want tile as thats hard on the feet over time. Wonderful stuff with the texture of real wood. The kitchen used to be divided down the center between breakfast room and kitchen with a wide counter top and cabinet. Now its open. UPDATE: Tile work, the mural with shelf and rangehood just finished. We are 90% done!