Kitchen Trends: What Countertop Materials You’ll Begin (or Keep) Seeing in Homes Across the Country


Interior design is much like the fashion industry; styles and trends come and go in the blink of an eye. So it’s imperative to stay informed about the latest trends in the home design industry.

One aspect of design that seems to fluctuate consistently is the choice of material for kitchen countertops. While some of the previously popular materials will forever remain as an outdated style, trend cycling is a common occurrence.

For the time being, however, there are numerous countertop options to choose from when designing a kitchen. Of the various materials, there are a few that seem to be the most popular.

Amazingly, engineered stone countertops such as quartz are incredibly low maintenance and resistant to damages. Quartz countertops are stain, scratch, acid, heat, and impact resistant and also don’t need to be sealed like countertops made from natural stone slabs. Quartz presents an aesthetic and functional material option.

Polished Granite
A long-time favorite, granite gives homeowners an elegant option for their kitchen as well as a lasting surface. Able to withstand many of the common causes of blemishes and damages, granite not only looks good but creates a durable countertop as well. It’s also a natural stone, which leads to variations in the patterns from piece to piece. Although this makes matching the slabs difficult, many homeowners are attracted to the notion of having a one-of-a-kind granite countertop, making it an extremely popular choice. In fact, out of the 93% of homeowners who are attempting a kitchen renovation, the majority of them are opting for natural stone materials.

One of those materials that probably shouldn’t have made a resurgence but did anyway, laminate countertops are regaining popularity for many reasons. With the production of new patterns and designs that are made to look like wood, stone, and other more costly materials, many people are sourcing them in their retro-styled kitchens. They also present a more wallet-friendly option, which adds to its popularity.

Ceramic Tile
With the trending fad of using tile in backsplashes and other areas, ceramic tile has also become a popular choice for countertops. An attractive choice for DIYers, interior designers, and rehab enthusiasts, ceramic tile creates an easy-to-install option that takes relatively little time to accomplish. It’s also being seen more commonly in southern, more tropical homes, thus making ceramic tile Florida’s popular choice for countertop material.

While these materials might be popular choices now, only time will tell if they remain as such.

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