Kitchen counters are among the most used and abused materials in the house and are also among the most visible. Fortunately, there’s no lack of great options available. Help your clients choose materials best suited to their lifestyles. Here’s what’s trending now…
Engineered quartz—a mix of about 95% ground natural quartz and about 5% polymer resins—is the new darling of countertop materials. While clients love its indestructible nature and look of natural stone, its true claim to fame may just be the endless array of color options it provides.
Kitchen remodels can be expensive. Fortunately, less pricey materials like laminate are stepping up their game with finishes that look high-end. Your client loves the look of stone, but can’t afford it? No problem. New laminate countertops offer a realistic alternative.
Green remodeling is only gaining traction, which has bolstered the demand for eco-friendly countertops. Products made from recycled glass, bamboo, fly ash or paper are every bit as sensational as they are sustainable.
For years, granite has been the go-to material for kitchen counters, and its popularity is still going strong. And why not? It looks like pure luxury; every slab is unique, and the material itself is extremely durable.
Concrete is the ultimate material for creating custom counters. It can be molded into any shape and can mix with any material for truly one-of-a-kind looks.
According to a recent Houzz study, one out of every four homeowners who are updating their kitchen counters are combining two or more materials in their project.
The demand for this classic color combo never fades, especially in today’s design era of anything goes. Mixing modern with rustic or industrial with chic? A black countertop and white cabinets are perfect complements. The counter culture is booming, and we just love what we’re seeing. Don’t you?